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Pamela Mordecai

Pamela Mordecai’s debut novel, Red Jacket, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Award (2015). She has published seven collections of poetry, five children’s books, and a collection of short fiction, Pink Icing, recently released as an audiobook in ECW's Bespeak Editions. A Fierce Green Place: New and Collected Poems is forthcoming from New Directions (NYC) in May, 2022 and de book of Joseph: a performance poem is forthcoming from Mawenzi House in June 2022. El Numero Uno or the Pig from Lopinot, a play for children, had its world premiere at the Young People’s Theatre in Toronto (2010) and its Caribbean premiere at the Edna Manley School for the Performing Arts in Kingston (2016). Mordecai has also worked in media, especially television. In 2015, she was filmed reading her first five poetry collections. The video recordings can be accessed on her website. She lives in Toronto.