Laurie D. Graham comes from Treaty 6 territory (Sherwood Park, Alberta), and she currently lives in Treaty 20 territory (Peterborough, Ontario), where she is a poet, an editor, and the publisher of Brick magazine. Her first book, Rove (Hagios Press, 2013), was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. Her second book, Settler Education (McClelland & Stewart, 2016), was nominated for Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry. Poems from that book were also shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, won the Thomas Morton Poetry Prize, and appeared in the Best Canadian Poetry anthology. A new collaborative project with artist Amanda Rhodenizer called The Larger Forgetting will be out in the fall, and recent poems can be found in Vallum, Arc, and The West End Phoenix.
Laurie holds a BA in English from the University of Alberta, a BFA in writing from the University of Victoria, and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She currently sits on the boards of Oskana Poetry & Poetics, the Public Lending Right Commission, and the Magazines Canada Arts & Literary Magazines Committee.
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