Elee Kraljii Gardiner is the author of Trauma Head (Anvil Press, 2018), Trauma Head: the chapbook (Otter Press, 2017), serpentine loop (Anvil Press, 2016), and the editor of Against Death: 35 Essays on Living (Anvil Press, 2019) as well as V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012). Her work has been nominated for the Fred Cogswell Poetry Award, bpNichol Chapbook Award, Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, Raymond Souster Award, Far Horizons Poetry Award, City of Vancouver Book Award, and she is the recipient of the Lina Chartrand Award for Social Justice in Poetry and the Pandora’s Box BC Mentor Award.



My name is pronounced “elly kral-jee gardner”. Here’s an audio clip: