Vivian Vavassis is a Montréal ex-pat who lives in Ottawa and calls both cities home. Her poems and essays have appeared in Prairie Fire, Arc, ottawater, Paris Lit Up, Peter F. Yacht Club, Montage, Glosas for P.K. Page, phafours press publications, and Studies in Canadian Literature, among others. Once upon a time, she ran a bunch of little ‘zines. She was shortlisted for the Diana Brebner Prize for the second time in 2014 and her work was featured in the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s Poem of the Month Program. Her chapbook XII was published by Textualis Press.

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