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Arc Poetry Magazine announces Poet-in-Residence 2015-16

Arc Poetry Magazine is pleased to announce that Montreal poet Robyn Sarah will be Arc’s Poet-in-Residence for 2015-2016.


Robyn Sarah is the author of ten poetry collections, as well as two collections of short stories and a book of essays on poetry. Her poems have been anthologized in Canada, the United States, and the UK, and have been broadcast on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and included in his anthology Good Poems for Hard Times. Her most recent book is the poetry collection My Shoes Are Killing Me (Biblioasis, 2015.) Currently poetry editor for Cormorant Books, she lives in Montreal.

Arc’s Poet-in-Residence program, now entering its 7th year, provides personal mentoring to selected emerging poets from across Canada. Between 30 and 60 poets participate each year. Previous Poets-in-Residence were Elyse Partridge, Roo Borson, Rob Winger, Tim Bowling, Sylvia Legris and, most recently, Marilyn Dumont. Dumont, along with selected mentees, will be a featured guest at VerseFest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival, in March, 2016. Many poets, including Vincent Colistro, Christine McNair, Ben Ladouceur, Stevie Howell, Phoebe Wang, have successfully used the program to help further their literary careers.

Many of the participants in the program are selected from poets submitting to Arc Poetry Magazine. Other poets are, however, welcome to participate. For further information contact


Arc wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, along with private donors, for ongoing support of this program.