Robyn Sarah
Considered one of Canada's finest poets, Robyn Sarah is the author of five poetry collections, including Promise of Shelter, which was shortlisted for the Hugh MacLennan Prize. One of the stories in the book, "Accept My Story", won a National Magazine Award and was shortlisted in Best American Short Stories 1994. Robyn Sarah was born in New York City to Canadian parents and has lived for most of her life in Montreal. Following studies in music at the Conservatoire du Quebec, and Philosophy and English at McGill University, she taught English for 20 years at a community college.