Raoul Fernandes is a poet and editor who is involved in both online and offline writing communities. The first collection of his poems, ‘Transmitter and Receiver’ (Nightwood Editions, 2015) won various citations including the Dorothy Livesay Award and the 2016 Debut-lizter Award. Raoul’s poetry has been published in the Best Canadian Poetry 2015, and in numerous other literary journals and anthologies. He is an editor for the online poetry magazine The Maynard. His poem ‘After Lydia’ was adapted into a short film.
Raoul completed the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University in 2009. He was a finalist for the 2010 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and winner of the 2010 Sakura Award at the Vancouver International Cherry Blossom Festival.
Raoul lives in Vancouver with his wife and son.
At the August 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Raoul will present a selection from his work. More information about the event is here: