Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in the Nong Khai refugee camp in Thailand in 1978 and was raised and educated in Toronto. She has written three poetry books, the most recent of which is Light. Her first book, Small Arguments, won a ReLit prize and the collection Found was made into a short film by Paramita Nath and screened at festivals including TIFF, L.A. Shorts Fest, and Dok Leipzig.

Photo by Jennifer Rowsom.