Debut poet Francine Cunningham explores what it means to grow up as an Indigenous, “white passing” young woman in urban Vancouver.

Francine Cunningham

Francine Cunningham is a Canadian Indigenous writer, artist and educator. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in The Malahat Review, the anthologies Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts (Caitlin Press) and Best Canadian Essays 2017 (Tightrope Books), and was longlisted for the 2018 Edna Staebler Personal Essay. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Grain as the winner of the Short Grain Writing Contest in 2018, The Puritan, Joyland, Echolocation, The Maynard and more. She is a graduate of the UBC Creative Writing MFA program, a winner of The Hnatyshyn Foundation’s REVEAL Indigenous Art Award and a recipient of Telus’ 2017 STORYHIVE web series grant. On/Me is her first book.

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  • On/Me is a strong contender for regional and national awards like the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Griffin Poetry Prize
  • Author is an award-winning writer who has been published widely in literary magazines and in the anthology Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts, published by Caitlin Press
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