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Author: Gwen Benaway

Gwen Benaway is a trans girl of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She is the author of three previous collections of poetry—Ceremonies for the Dead, Passage, and HOLY WILD (Book*hug, 2018), winner of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. It was also a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry, and the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature, and was longlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She is the editor of an anthology of fantasy short stories titled Maiden Mother and Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes. She has been a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Writers from the Writers' Trust of Canada, and her personal essay, "A Body Like A Home," was the Gold Prize Winner for the National Magazine Awards in Personal Journalism. She is also currently editing a book of creative nonfiction, trans girl in love. DAY/BREAK (Book*hug, 2020) is her fourth book of poetry. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and is a PhD student at the University of Toronto in the Women and Gender Studies Institute.

day/break
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day/break

Book*hug

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. DAY/BREAK, poet Gwen Benaway's fourth collection of work, explores the everyday poetics of the trans feminine body. Through intimate experiences and conceptualizations of trans life, DAY/BREAK asks what it means to be a tran...

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Holy Wild

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Holy Wild

Book*hug

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. 2019 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Transgender Poetry. In her third collection of poetry, HOLY WILD, Gwen Benaway explores the complexities of being an Indigenous trans woman in expansive lyric poems. She holds up the I...

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