Shirley Camia

Shirley is a Filipina-Canadian poet. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Mercy (Turnstone Press, 2019), the award winning Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017), The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015) and Calliope (Libros Libertad, 2011). Her work has been featured in publications such as The New Quarterly, Contemporary Verse 2, The Puritan’s the Town Crier and TAYO, as well as anthologies that include Endlessly Rocking (Unbound Content, 2019) and My Lot is a Sky (Math Paper Press, 2018).

Born in Winnipeg, Shirley currently divides her time between Toronto and Copenhagen.

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