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First Name Renee Sarojini
Last Name Saklikar
Member Since July 1, 2014
Company Poet Laureate, City of Surrey
Pen Name Renee Sarojini Saklikar
Branch Affiliation Metro Vancouver (includes Victoria)
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Bio Renée Sarojini Saklikar is Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, British Columbia. Her latest book is a B.C. bestseller: Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions, 2018) contains personal reflections and bee poems written in collaboration with Dr. Mark Winston, one of Canada’s leading bee scientists and a Governor General award-winning author. The book is a unique blend of science, essays, and poetry, beautifully designed, that explores ecology, bees, honey and language. Renée’s first book, children of air india, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry and was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Renée recently published a long poem about her personal connection to the Air India Flight 182 bombing in an anthology of scholarly and artistic work (Remembering Air India, the art of public mourning, University of Alberta Press, 2017). Renée co-edited The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2015) with Wayde Compton, was a finalist for a 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. Renée is currently working on an epic sci-fi journey poem, THOT-J-BAP, that has had parts published in literary journals and chapbooks, one of which, After the Battle of Kingsway, the bees, (above/ground press, 2016), was a finalist for the 2017 bpNichol award. Renée’s poetry, essays, and short fiction has been published in many literary journals and anthologies. Her work has also been adapted into other art forms, including musical and visual installations.
Publications -children of air india, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry and was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay (B.C. Book Prizes. -with Wayde Compton, The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2015) was a finalist for a 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. -with Dr. Mark Winston (Listening to the Bees, Nightwood Editions, Spring 2018).
Other Memberships -The Writers Union of Canada; - League of Canadian Poets -Surrey International Writers Conference (Board Member) -Event magazine and The Capilano Review (Board Member)
Awards -2014: Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry and was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay (B.C. Book Prizes. -2016: Finalist for a 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. -2017: Finalist, bpNichol chapbook award.
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