Sarah, Robyn

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Sarah, Robyn

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1949-

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Robyn Sarah was born in New York, NY in 1949, and grew up in Montréal, Québec. While studying English and Philosophy at McGill University, Sarah began writing poetry in the 1970s. In 1976, with Fred Louder, she co-founded a small press, Villeneuve Publications, and co-edited its poetry chapbook series. During this time, and until 1996, Sarah also taught English at Champlain Regional College in St. Lambert, Québec.
Sarah is a frequent contributor of poetry, fiction, interviews and essays to Canadian and American periodicals. The subject matter of these works ranges from literature and poetry to education and literacy. Sarah has also worked as an editor for a number of Canadian publishers, including Cormorant Books and House of Anansi Press. Sarah’s work has been widely recognized, winning the CBC literary competition for poetry in 1990, a National Magazine Award in 1994 for her short story Accept My Story, and her work Promise of Shelter was short-listed

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