Amber Dawn

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Photo credit: 
Sarah Race
Biography: 

Amber Dawn is a writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada). Her poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015) was a finalist for the BC Book Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (2013) won the Vancouver Book Award. Her novel Sub Rosa (2010) won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction and the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Sodom Road Exit (2018) has been shortlisted for multiple other awards. 

 

Dawn writes honestly and transparently about queer femme sexuality and justice for sex workers through the lens of her own lived experience. As an advocate for her community she is also the editor of three anthologies that celebrate LGBTQ+ writers and sex workers. Dawn currently teaches creative writing at Douglas College, and guest mentors at several drop-in, community-driven spaces in Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

 

Micro-interview: 
Publications: 
Title: 
How Poetry Saved My Life
Publisher: 
Arsenal Pulp Press
Date: 
March 1 2013
Publication type: 
Book
Title: 
My Art is Killing Me and Other Poems
Publisher: 
Arsenal Pulp Press
Date: 
May 5 2020
Publication type: 
Book
Title: 
Sub Rosa
Publisher: 
Arsenal Pulp Press
Date: 
Sept. 7 2010
Publication type: 
Book