DR. SONNET L'ABBÉ lives and writes in Nanaimo, on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw. She is a poet, essayist, and public speaker. The author of two collections of poetry, A Strange Relief and Killarnoe, L’Abbé was the editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2014 and was the 2015 Edna Staebler Writer in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Dr. L’Abbé currently teaches creative writing and English at Vancouver Island University. Her first chapbook, Anima Canadensis, came out with Junction Books in late 2016. She published a book called Sonnet’s Shakespeare, an erasure-by-crowding in which she overwrites or “colonizes” all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, came out in Spring 2018.
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