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Life and career
Her first collection of poems, Voodoo Hypothesis, was published in 2017 by Wolsak & Wynn. Voodoo Hypothesis, in the author's words, intends to subvert the construct of 'blackness' and reject the contemporary and historical systems that paint black people as inferior. The book also addresses the legacy of slavery in Lubrin's native Caribbean. Voodoo Hypothesis was nominated for the Gerald Lampert award, the Pat Lowther award and was a finalist for the Raymond Souster award. In addition Voodoo Hypothesis was named one of 2017's best books in Canadian poetry by CBC Books and one of the ten 'must-read' books of 2017 by the League of Canadian Poets. CBC Books also named Lubrin a Black Canadian writer to watch in 2018.
Lubrin's short story Into Timmins is anthologized in The Unpublished City: Vol. I, edited by Dionne Brand, finalist for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards.
In addition to her career as a poet, Lubrin teaches at Humber College and works as an editor with Buckrider Books, an imprint of Canadian independent press Wolsak & Wynn. She is also a director of the Pivot Reading Series, a biweekly poetry reading series in Toronto. For 2017–2018, Lubrin was a Writer-in-Residence with Poetry In Voice.
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