More Than A Literary Festival

Canisia Lubrin

St. Lucia


Her poetry collection The Dyzgraphxst won the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Windham-Campbell Prize for poetry, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Derek Walcott Prize, the 2021 Joseph Stauffer literature prize by the Canada Council for the Arts, and was a finalist for the Trillium and Governor General’s awards for English poetry.  Born in St.Lucia, she is poetry editor at publishers McClelland & Stewart and assistant professor in the School of English & Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph in Canada. Her forthcoming work of fiction is Code Noir: Metamorphoses (Knopf, 2023).  Her previous works include the acclaimed Voodoo Hypothesis (2017)


2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry

Years Attended

2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2021 Adult's Festival Participant, 2022 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour
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