Klara du Plessis is a South African Canadian poet residing in Montreal. Her debut collection of multilingual long poems, Ekke, was released from Palimpsest Press, Spring 2018, with a second collection forthcoming Fall 2020; her chapbook, Wax Lyrical—shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award—was published by Anstruther Press, 2015. Klara is the editor-in-chief for carte blanche magazine, and pursuing a PhD in English Literature at Concordia University.

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