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Poonam Dhir

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Poonam Dhir (they/she) is a queer playwright, poet, Punjabi descendent, and settler currently based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal on the traditional, unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people. Their work explores identity, trauma, memory and the relationship between belief and belonging. They contemplate themes of migration, displacement and loss. Poonam was a finalist for the 2021 PEN Canada New Voices Award in poetry. They are the recipient of the 2022 Concordia Award in Poetry, 2021 Award in Drama and finalist for the 2022 Award in Fiction. They are a 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence at Infinithéâtre. You can read her latest pieces in Vallum, Contemporary Verse 2 and PRISM International. Find them on twitter @pnmdhir

Cohort: Playwriting

Year: 2022

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