Adèle Barclay's writing has appeared in Vallum, The Heavy Feather Review, glitterMOB, The Tyee, The Literary Review of Canada, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Puritan, PRISM, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and the The Walrus' 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You (Nightwood, 2016), won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her second collection of poetry, Renaissance Normcore, was recently published by Nightwood Editions and was listed by CBC Books and 49th Shelf as a book to look out for. She was Arc Poetry Magazine's 2018-19 Poet in Residence and Canadian Women in Literary Arts' 2016 Critic in Residence. She is an editor at Rahila's Ghost Press and the 2020 Writer in Residence at the University of the Fraser Valley. She lives on unceded Coast Salish territory also known as Vancouver, BC.