Keller gets Woodcock Award

She wrote 17 books, edited dozens more, mentored numerous writers and founded the ongoing Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt. Now, Betty Keller (left) is honoured for outstanding literary career. FULL STORY

A cure for zombification

February 18th, 2021

Junie Désil is of Haitian ancestry, born of immigrant parents in Montreal and raised in Winnipeg. Her debut book of poetry, eat salt | gaze at the ocean (Talon $17.95) explores the themes of Black sovereignty, Haitian sovereignty and Black lives using the original Haitian zombie as a metaphor for the treatment of Black bodies. Désil has performed at various literary events and festivals and her work has appeared in Room Magazine, PRISM International, The Capilano Review, and CV2. She is a UBC alumnus and a participant in Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio. 9781772012651

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