Mallory Tater

Sessional Instructor

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

Office: FIA 235




Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Poetry, fiction.


Mallory Tater is a writer from the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg Nation (Ottawa). Her first book of poetry is This Will Be Good, published in 2018 with BookThug Press.

Mallory’s poetry & fiction have been published in literary magazines across Canada such as Room, CV2, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, The Maynard, The New Quarterly, Qwerty, Carousel, Canthius, Poetry is Dead, Prism International and Arc Magazine.

Mallory has been shortlisted for several Canadian literary awards including Arc Magazine's 2015 Poem of The Year, The Malahat Review's 2016 Far Horizons and Room Magazine's 2016 Fiction and Poetry Prize. She was nominated for The 2016 Journey Prize for her short story "Chimera" published with Little Fiction and was 2016 recipient of CV2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize.

Her passion for poetry led her to start a Vancouver-based chapbook press "Rahila's Ghost Press" with the goal of publishing limited-edition poetry chapbooks by emerging and established writers.

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