Elizabeth Bachinsky

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  • poetry

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Academic Introduction

BA (UBC)
MFA (UBC)

I am an author of five collections of poetry, Curio (BookThug, 2005), Home of Sudden Service (Nightwood Editions, 2006), God of Missed Connections (Nightwood Editions, 2009), I Don’t Feel So Good (BookThug, 2012) and The Hottest Summer in Recorded History (Nightwood Editions, 2013). My poetry has been nominated for awards including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Pat Lowther Award, the Kobzar Award, the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in BC Literature and has appeared in literary journals, anthologies and on film around the world. My poem “Wolf Lake” is a favourite of Poetry in Voice, Canada’s national poetry recitation competition for youth and my collection God of Missed Connections was adapted for stage by the Electric Company. I have taught at UBC, UBCO, The Sage Hill Writing Experience and other schools and is a past editor of EVENT magazine and PRISM international.

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