Sylvia Legris

Sylvia Legris has published four poetry collections, including Pneumatic Antiphonal and Nerve Squall, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Pat Lowther Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Poetry, and The Walrus. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has received both the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Artist Award and the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement by a mid-career writer. Legris’ new book, The Hideous Hidden (New Directions), is a richly lyrical collection that, in the words of acclaimed poet Rosmarie Waldrop, “makes anatomy sing.” Born in Winnipeg, Legris now lives in Saskatoon.