Sina Queyras

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Sina Queyras is a Canadian poet. Her third collection of poetry, Lemon Hound, received the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award.

In 2005 she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books, the first anthology of Canadian poetry to be published by a U.S. press. She later edited Canadian Strange, a folio of contemporary Canadian writing for Drunken Boat, where she is a contributing editor. From 2005 to 2007 Queyras co-curated the belladonna* reading series in New York. Her most recent poetic work, Expressway, was written mainly in Calgary, while she was serving as Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary.[1]

She published her first novel, Autobiography of Childhood, in 2011. The book was a shortlisted finalist for the First Novel Award.

Her work has been published widely in journals and anthologies including Joyland: A hub for short fiction. She teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal, and has taught at Haverford College and Rutgers University.



  • Autobiography of Childhood, Coach House, 2011


  • Unleashed (2010)


  • Someone from the Hollow (1995)
  • Slip (2001)
  • Teethmarks (2004)
  • Lemon Hound (2006)
  • Expressway (2009)
  • MxT (2014)


  • Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets (2005)


  1. ^ "Outsider's Expressway: Sina Queyras takes alienation on the road". Xtra!, March 12, 2009.

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