Port of Being is a debut collection of poems that received the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. It explores the technologies of everyday life such as surveillance, freight, and the internet, and probes the human and non-human actors in our mouths and bodies, above and underneath the water, in satellites and fiber-optic cables.
About the author
Shazia Hafiz Ramji was a finalist for the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards, received the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Magazine Awards. Her writing has appeared in Quill & Quire, Canadian Literature, The Puritan, and Metatron’s ALPHA and OMEGA. She lives in Vancouver where she works as an editor and teaches creative writing. She is at work on a book of stories and a second book of poems.