Gwen Benaway

Gwen Benaway is a trans girl of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published three collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, Passage and Holy Wild, and was the editor for an anthology of fantasy short stories, Maiden Mother and Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes. She was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ writers from the Writer’s Trust of Canada, the Lambda Literary Award for Trans Poetry and the Ontario Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She won the Gold Medal Prize from the National Magazine Awards for her personal essay, A Body Like A Home. Her fourth collection of poetry, day/break, is forthcoming in Spring 2020. She is also currently editing a book of creative non-fiction, trans girl in love, also forthcoming in 2020.

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