About



River Halen Guri is a queer non-binary writer and editor of Catalan and Danish descent living on unceded Indigenous land in Tio'tia:ke (Montreal, Canada). Their poems and essays dealing with relation, ecology, transformation, and sexuality have been published widely in Canada, as well as in the U.S., Australia, and in translation in Japan. They are the author of Match (Coach House, 2011), which was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the forthcoming collection Dream Rooms (Bookhug, 2022). Chapbooks include Microphone Lessons for Poets (Bookhug, 2015), Some Animals and Their Housing Situations (The Elephants, 2018), and I looked for the exit, found a sleeve (Skyebound Press, 2019).

River has been a full-time freelance arts worker since 2011, editing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for large and small presses. They are a member of the new Brick Books editorial board and teach sessionally in the X University publishing program.