Issue 247 Author Spotlight – Owen Torrey

Owen Torrey is a writer from Toronto. His poetry and non-fiction have recently appeared with CBC Books, Canadian Literature, League of Canadian Poets (, The Literary Review of Canada, Exclaim!, Hello Mr., and elsewhere. He has been long-listed for the CBC-Radio Canada Poetry Prize, featured at the Toronto International Book Fair, and awarded the Roger Conant Hatch Prize for Lyric Poetry. Owen currently lives in Toronto, where he works for the editorial department of Knopf Canada.

His poem “The Last Elk in Burwash, Ontario” can be read on our website at

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