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Myna Wallin

Photo: Stephen Humphrey 2009

Myna Wallin is a Toronto-based author and editor. She has her Masters degree in English Literature from U of T. She is the author of three chapbooks: Vulnerable Positions (2002), The Old Abandonment (2003), and Warning Signs (2005), all with believe your own press. Her first full-length poetry collection, A Thousand Profane Pieces, was published by Tightrope Books in Spring 2006.

Myna's poetry and prose have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Algonquin Square Table Anthology, Contemporary Verse 2, Existere, eye weekly, Kiss Machine, The Literary Review of Canada, Matrix, Misunderstandings Magazine, Nod, Surface and Symbol, Taddle Creek, and Word: Canada's Magazine for Readers and Writers.

For the past five years, Myna has hosted "In Other Words" on CKLN 88.1 FM, interviewing authors from across Canada. Myna was the co-organizer of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair from 2006-2008, and is currently an organizer and host of the Art Bar Poetry Series. Since 2007, Myna has been the Poetry Editor at Tightrope Books (http://tightropebooks.com/).

Confessions of a Reluctant
Cougar
(Tightrope Books, 2010) has been reviewed by Women's Post, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Notes and Queries, and others. Please see Myna's website for reviews and interviews. http://www.mynawallin.com

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Publications

Vulnerable Positions. believe your own press, 2002
The Old Abandonment. believe your own press, 2003
Warning Signs. believe your own press, 2005
A Thousand Profane Pieces. Tightrope Books, 2006

Awards

Inaugural Ted Plantos Seed Money Memorial Award, 2001
Second place poetry prize for Word Magazine, 2003
"Honourable Mention" 2-day Poetry Contest for CV2, 2009
Honourary Mention: Winston Collins/ Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem for Descant Magazine, 2010
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