Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek
Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek is a poet and scholar. Her collection of poetry 100 Days (University of Alberta Press, 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. It also won the 2017 IndieFab Book of the Year Award for poetry and the 2017 Glenna Lushei Prize for African Poetry. She has recently moved to live on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people in Kingston, Ontario. Otoniya is an assistant professor at Queen's University. Her forthcoming collection, A is for Acholi, is due for publication in the fall of 2022 with Wolsak and Wynn.