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Ellie Sawatzky is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and Arts organizer from Northwestern Ontario, currently based in Vancouver.

Ellie's poetry and prose have appeared across North America in literary journals and anthologies such as Room, The Puritan, Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, FreeFall, SAD Mag, untethered, The Matador Review, EVENT, 30 Under 30 (In/Words Press 2017) and Best New Poets 2014 (University of Virginia Press).

She was recently awarded 1st place in CV2's 2017 Young Buck Poetry Prize, runner-up in the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Poetry, and 2nd place in Room's Poetry Contest. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program, and her first chapbook is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press in 2018.