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Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Photo: Sandra Vander Schaaf 2018

Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s ground-breaking poetry book about the bombing of Air India Flight 182, children of air india, won the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. Her book, Listening to the Bees, co-authored with Dr. Mark Winston, won the 2019 Gold Medal Independent Publishers Book Award, Environment/Ecology.
Trained as a lawyer, Saklikar is an instructor for SFU and VCC. She was the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, (2015-2018) and was the 2017 UBC Okanagan Writer in Residence. Curator of the poetry series Lunch Poems at SFU, and The Poetry Phone (1-833-POEMS-4-U), her work has been adapted for opera, visual art and dance. THOT J BAP is her sci-fic poetry epic, ten years in the making: book one, Bramah and the Beggar Boy, forthcoming from Nightwood editions in 2021. https://harbourpublishing.com/products/9780889714021

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Publications

children of air india, un/authorized exhibits and interjections. Nightwood Editions, 2013
The Revolving City: 51 Poems and The Stories Behind Them. Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2016
Listening to the Bees. Nightwood Editions, 2018
Bramah and The Beggar Boy. Nightwood Editions, 2021

Awards

Canadian Authors Award for Poetry for children of air india, 2014
Gold Medal Independent Publishers Book Award, Environment/Ecology for Listening to the Bees, 2019
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No

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