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Jennifer Still

Jennifer Still is a Winnipeg poet exploring intersections of language and aesthetics. Her second collection, Girlwood, was a finalist for the 2012 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry and first-prize winner of the John V. Hicks Manuscript Award. In 2013 Jennifer won the Prairie Fire/Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award. In 2012 she received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Jennifer has mentored writers and facilitated lively writing workshops through The University of Winnipeg Carol Shields’ Writer-in-Residence Program, The Banff Centre of the Arts Wired Writing Studio, The Manitoba Writers Guild Mentorship Program, and as a poetry editor for the literary journal CV2. Jennifer is the Winter 2017 Writer in Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba. She is currently composing a "pierced" poem using a light source and a sewing needle. Her third collection, Comma, uses torn paper, shadings, erasures, and intervals, to investigate the instability of words and the nature of grief. Comma will appear with BookThug Books in spring 2017.