Karen Shklanka

British Columbia

Karen Shklanka, is a Vancouver physician who works as an Addiction Medicine consultant. Previously, she was a family physician in Salt Spring Island, BC, and Moose Factory, Ontario. She has an MFA in Creative Writing; her first book, Sumac’s Red Arms (Coteau, 2009), was a finalist for the Foreward Review Book of the Year prize; and two long poems from her second book, Ceremony for Touching (Coteau, 2016) were long-listed for the 2012 CBC Poetry Prize.