Non-binary poet Cicely Belle Blain's debut collection of poetry, Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press $18.95) was shortlisted for a 2021 Pat Lowther Award.

They are noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and subsequently being listed as one of Vancouver's 50 most powerful people by Vancouver Magazine twice, BC Business's 30 under 30, and one of Refinery29's Powerhouses of 2020.

Cicely Belle Blain is an instructor in Executive Leadership at Simon Fraser University and the Editorial Director of Ripple of Change Magazine. They are the author of Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press and VS Books) which has been featured on CBC Books, Autostraddle, Indigo and Essence Mag.


Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) $18.95 9781551528250

[BCBW 2020]