Raoul Fernandes has been writing poetry since childhood, and is involved in both online and offline writing communities. He completed the Writerâ€™s Studio at Simon Fraser University in 2009. He was a finalist for the 2010 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and winner of the 2010 Sakura Award at the Vancouver International Cherry Blossom Festival. His poetry collection Transmitter and Receiver (Nightwood Editions) was the 2016 winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for BC Books and the Late Night Libraryâ€™s 2016 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry. His poem â€śAfter Lydiaâ€ť was recently adapted into a short film. He lives and writes in Vancouver, BC.
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