Raoul Fernandes is a poet whose first collection of poems, ‘Transmitter and Receiver‘ (Nightwood Editions, 2015), won the Dorothy Livesay Award and the Debut-litzer Award for Poetry in 2016 and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. He has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English. 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 writes and lives in Vancouver, with his wife and two sons.
At the April 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Raoul will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: april-26-gathering
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.