Photo credit:  Emily Carlaw

Photo credit: Emily Carlaw

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 Dalhousie Review, The Puritan, Prairie Fire, Little Fiction, 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).

In 2017, she won 1st place in CV2's Young Buck Poetry Prize, and was awarded runner-up in both the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Poetry and Room's Poetry Contest. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program, and her first chapbook, Rhinocerotic, was published by Frog Hollow Press in March 2018.