2023 / 2024  

Chelene Knight

Chelene Knight’s tenure as Poet-in-Residence will run from November 2023 to July 2024. A feature of new work by Chelene will appear in Arc Poetry Magazine #106, the Spring 2025 issue, alongside work by poets who participate in mentorships with Chelene during her residency. Previously unpublished Canadian poets who submit their poems to Arc will be considered for participation in the program. However, all poets are welcome to participate, and interested parties should send queries to coordinatingeditor@arcpoetry.ca.


Photo of Chelene Knight against a purple background. Chelene is wearing red glasses and a black blazer, and she is looking downward at a bouquet of flowers.

An entrepreneur, the author of three books, and the recipient of several awards, Chelene Knight is founder of Breathing Space Creative Literary Studio where she works as a freelance editor, author care specialist, and writing coach. Committed to championing diverse voices, Chelene also previously worked as a literary agent with Transatlantic promoting compelling Canadian and American authors, and has delivered multiple keynotes and talks on the meaning of home, belonging, and building community through authentic storytelling. Her experiences in publishing have helped shape her unique approach to teaching at the university level. [provided fall 2023]

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