Shauna Paull

Shauna Paull, poet, educator and community advocate, completed her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. Blue Gait is her second book of poetry; her first, Roughened in Undercurrent, was published by Leaf Press (2008).

Shauna has led creative writing workshops at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation since 2000 and for many different organizations on Coast Salish Territories. She currently coordinates the Deer Lake Artist Residencies. In community, Shauna has worked extensively with migrant and refugee women in areas of labour and mobility rights, poverty alleviation and legislative reform. Shauna represented Canada at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2006.

Shauna's work can be found in RockSalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue, 2008), Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue, 2013) and In All the Spaces: Diverse Voices in Global Women’s Poetry (Autopress, New Delhi, 2020).