Chantal Gibson

Chantal Gibson is an award-winning writer-artist-educator living on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. Working in the overlap between literary and visual art, her work confronts colonialism head on, imagining the voices silenced in the spaces and omissions left by cultural and institutional erasure. Her visual art has been exhibited in museums and galleries across Canada and the US. Her debut book of poetry, How She Read (Caitlin Press, 2019) explores the representation of Black women in Canadian history, art, literature. It won the 2020 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the 2020 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; and was shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her follow-up collection, with/holding (Caitlin Press, 2021) was released in September. A recipient of the 2021 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Gibson teaches in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University.