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Please use this bio when introducing Susan

Susan Braley lives and creates in Victoria, BC, on the traditional territory of the Coast and Straits Salish Peoples, in particular the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) People, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. Her poetry collection Tilling the Darkness launched in 2023 from Caitlin Press. Her poetry is included in Best Canadian Poetry 2023, and was nominated for the 2022 National Magazine Award in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in the literary journals Antigonish Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, The New Quarterly, and Prairie Fire, among others; and in anthologies such as Walk Myself Home and Poems from Planet Earth.


Before living in Victoria, Susan lived in London, Ontario, where she taught literature and women’s studies at Western University and Fanshawe College.

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