Juliane Okot Bitek
Juliane Okot Bitek is a poet and a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her 100 Days (University of Alberta, 2016) was nominated for several writing prizes including the 2017 BC Book Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, the 2017 Alberta Book Awards, and the 2017 Canadian Authors Award for Poetry. 100 Days also won the 2017 IndieFab Book of the Year Award for poetry and the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. Juliane’s poem “Migration: Salt Stories” was shortlisted for the 2017 National Magazine Awards for Poetry in Canada. Her poem “Gauntlet” was longlisted for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize, and a chapbook with the same title is due out in the fall 2019 from Nomados Press. Juliane is also the author of Sublime: Lost Words (The Elephants, 2018).