Kyeren Regehr


B.F.A. (UVic), M.F.A. (UVic)


Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Poetry, fiction, and spoken word performance.


Kyeren Regehr spent many years in professional dance and theatre before earning her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria (graduating with the Victoria Medal in Fine Arts.) She completed her MFA with the assistance of a SSHRC grant (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and with the mentorship of Lorna Crozier.

She’s currently finishing her first poetry collection with the assistance of a Canada Council of the Arts grant. The collection is a genre-blended quasi-memoir of prose, dramatic monologues, and poetry, and the title poem “Cult Life” was longlisted for the 2012 CBC Literary Awards. She’s been shortlisted for other awards, including Exile Quarterly’s Gloria Vanderbilt short fiction prize, all three of The Malahat Review’s poetry prizes, ARC Magazine’s poem of the year award, earned first runner up in PRISM international’s poetry competition, and will be one of 50 emerging poets showcased in the American publication Best New Poets 2013. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies throughout Canada and Australia, including The Fiddlehead, Grain, Prairie Fire, PRISM international, Room Magazine, Hecate, The Malahat Review, and the recent Leaf Press anthology Poems from Planet Earth. She has poetry forthcoming in The Antigonish Review and The Literary Review of Canada, and fiction in Filling Station’s Experimental Women’s Writing issue. She has served on the editorial board of The Malahat Review since 2010, and will be reading at Word Vancouver this September.


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