Renée Sarojini Saklikar is the author of five books, including children of air india, (Nightwood Editions, 2013), Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions, 2018), & Bramah and The Beggar Boy, the first book in an epic fantasy in verse, (Nightwood Editions, 2021): Visit thotjbap.com for more information. The second book in the series, Bramah’s Quest, is forthcoming Spring 2023 from Nightwood Editions. Other new work forthcoming in 2023 includes an essay about textile arts and memory along with a short story of magic realism.
Renée was the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey (2015-2018). She currently teaches creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver Community College, and Simon Fraser University. Co-founder and curator of the poetry series Lunch Poems at SFU, her work has been adapted for opera, visual art and dance. Renée serves on the boards of Turning Point Ensemble, Poetry Canada, the Surrey International Writers Conference.
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