Canisia Lubrin

Canisia Lubrin of Whitby, Ont., is the author of the poetry collection Voodoo Hypothesis.
Born in St. Lucia, poet Canisia Lubrin now makes her home in Whitby, Ont. (Anna Keenan)

Canisia Lubrin is a writer, critic, editor and teacher. She is the author of augur and Voodoo Hypothesis, which was longlisted for the Gerald Lambert Award, the Pat Lowther Award and was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award. Her sophomore poetry book The Dyzgraphxst won the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the poetry category, is a finalist for the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize, the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize and was named a book of the year by Quill & Quire, CBC, Winnipeg Free Press, Rebel Women in Lit, among others. Her debut fiction, Code Noir, is forthcoming from Knopf Canada. Lubrin received her BA at York University and her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. Awarded a 2021 Windham-Campbell Prize for poetry, Lubrin was born in St. Lucia and now lives in Ontario. 

Books by Canisia Lubrin

Interviews with Canisia Lubrin

Rising Canadian literary star Canisia Lubrin talks about her new poetry collection The Dyzgraphxst.
Canisia Lubrin, author of Voodoo Hypothesis, reveals why she always goes back to Dionne Brand's Inventory.


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