Spenser Smith is a Regina-born poet, essayist, and photographer who recently moved to Winnipeg after ten years in B.C. His writing appears in The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, The Capilano Review, Poetry Is Dead, Vallum, subTerrain, The Ex-Puritan, and SAD Mag. In 2017, he was the poetry winner of the Blodwyn Memorial Prize. In 2020, he won an honourable mention in the Lush Triumphant Literary Awards. He holds a BA in creative writing and journalism from Vancouver Island University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.
>His debut collection of poetry, A brief relief from hunger, is forthcoming from Gordon Hill Press in Fall of 2023.