Jónína Kirton is a poet, author, and facilitator. Her first collection of poems, page as bone – ink as blood was released by Talonbooks in 2015, and the second, An Honest Woman, is forthcoming in Spring 2017. She received Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category in 2016, and she works as an apprentice with Betsy Warland at this year’s SFU Writer’s Studio. Jónína won first prize and two honourable mentions in the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s Write-on Contest in 2013, and an honourable mention in 2014 in the Burnaby Writers contest. She graduated from SFU Writer’s Studio in 2007, and serves as a member on its Advisory Board, as the liaison for its Indigenous Advisory Board; and, she is also a member of the Room Magazine Editorial board. A prairie-born Métis/Icelandic writer, her work has been featured in various anthologies and literary journals. Jónína lives in Vancouver, on the unceded territory of the Salish people.
At the March 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jónína will present a selection of her poems. More on the event is here: