Triny Finlay was born in Melbourne, Australia and grew up in Toronto. She is a queer writer whose most recent poetry collection, You don’t want what I’ve got (Junction Books, 2018), is a long poem about her experiences living with debilitating mental illnesses, their treatments (including ECT), and stigma. She is also the author of Splitting Off (Nightwood Editions, 2004), Histories Haunt Us (Nightwood Editions, 2010), and the chapbook Phobic (Gaspereau Press, 2006). Her writing has appeared in anthologies and periodicals such as Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, The Fiddlehead, The Globe & Mail, Grain, The London Reader, The Malahat Review, and Plenitude. She lives in Fredericton, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick.
photo by Ally Fleming
(reading at Cool Hand of A Girl, Toronto, 2018)