Raised on Vancouver Island, Wendy Donawa then lived for three decades in Barbados, where she raised her family, studied at the University of the West Indies, and found vocation as a college instructor and museum curator.

Now returned to her birthplace, her heart and mind attend to poetry. The BC coast’s salty air and the Caribbean’s easterly trade winds make equal claim on her spirit.

Her poems have appeared widely in Canadian journals, anthologies, and three chapbooks.  Her first collection, Thin Air of the Knowable, (Brick Books, 2017), was longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award and a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award.  Our Bodies’ Unanswered Questions is her second book.

She gratefully acknowledges that her Victoria home, in sight of the Sooke Hills and the Salish Sea, is on the traditional unceded lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt Peoples.

Visit her at wendydonawa.com