Decolonial (Re)Visions of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Author Spotlight – Lauren Nerfa

Lauren Nerfa is a PhD student at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She focuses on cultural perceptions of and interactions with landscapes, community well-being, and ecological conservation in tropical forests. Born in British Columbia and raised in the Caribbean and central Canada, Lauren is at home in the temperate zone and the tropics. She draws inspiration for her poetry from the beauty of landscapes and philosophical traditions from around the world.

Her poem “Gift” can be read on our website at

Canadian Literature issue 240, Decolonial (Re)Visions of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, is available to order through our online store.