2015 / 2016  

Robyn Sarah

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

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.


Robyn Sarah in a blue shirt and purple, blue and green shawl, speaking into a mic with her hair pulled back in a pony tail, a wristwatch, and white papers in front of her

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. [provided for the 2015-2016 Poet-in-Residence]

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