Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw, and grew up in southwest Saskatchewan. She is the author of five collections of poems: Short Haul Engine (which won the BC Book Prize Dorothy Livesay Award), Modern and Normal, Pigeon (which won the Pat Lowther Award, Trillium Award for Poetry, and the Griffin Prize),The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out, and The Caiplie Caves, shortlisted for the 2019 T.S. Eliot Prize. A volume of selected poems, The Living Option, was published in the U.K. in 2013. She is a recipient of the Latner Poetry Prize, and the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for an artist in mid-career. She has worked as an instructor and writer-in-residence for universities across Canada and in Scotland, and is currently a lecturer in the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. An associate director for the Banff Centre's Writing Studio program, she is based in Toronto.

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