Margaret Christakos

A longtime walker in the field of letters, Margaret Christakos has published nine collections of poetry, a novel Charisma (2000, nominated for the Trillium), and an intergenre memoir, Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies (2016). Among her poetry collections are Multitudes (2013), Welling (2010, a Globe 100 Book), Sooner (2005, shortlisted for the Lowther) and Excessive Love Prostheses (2002, a ReLit winner). This year she is Writer in Residence in the English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. This past spring, Space Between Her Lips: The Selected Poetry of Margaret Christakos was published by WLU Press, selected and introduced by Gregory Betts. Recently, Gap Riot Press brought forward her new chapbook, Social Medea vs. Virtual Medusa. Margaret’s a past Canada Council Writer in Residence at the University of Windsor and at Western University/ London Public Library, and she has worked as a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto, OCAD University, and at Ryerson University and as an Associated Instructor with the University of Guelph-Humber’s MFA program. Born and raised in Sudbury, she has three adult children and lives in Toronto.