An evening of poetry and conversation with Molly Cross-Blanchard and Canisia Lubrin, facilitated by Judith Taylor and Rinaldo Walcott.
Molly Cross-Blanchard is a white and Métis poet, writer, and editor born on Treaty 3 (Fort Frances, ON), raised on Treaty 6 (Prince Albert, SK), and currently living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, cka Vancouver, where she works as the publisher of Room magazine. Her debut collection of poetry is Exhibitionist (Coach House Books, 2021).
Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her books are Voodoo Hypothesis (2017), The Dyzgraphxst (2020), and Code Noir (Knopf, 2023). In 2021, Lubrin was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize, OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Derek Walcott Prize, the Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry, and others. She is inaugural Shaftesbury WIR at Victoria College, U of T, and Assistant Professor in the School of English & Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.