Molly Cross-Blanchard

BA English (Winnipeg), MFA Creative Writing (UBC)

Limited Term: Spring-Fall 2023

Molly Cross-Blanchard is a white and Métis writer, editor, and educator born on Treaty 3 (Fort Frances, ON), raised on Treaty 6 (Prince Albert, SK), and currently living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, cka Vancouver, where she’s working on a novel. She is the former poetry editor of PRISM international and the former publisher of Room. Her work has appeared in CV2, The Malahat Review, SubTerrain, The Puritan, Canthius, Grain, Quill & Quire, The Tyee, Asparagus, and others. Molly’s poetry chapbook is I Don’t Want to Tell You (Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2018) and her debut full-length book of poetry is Exhibitionist (Coach House Books, 2021), which was shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Poetry. Her poem “First Contact: Métis” was shortlisted for a 2022 National Magazine Award.

Areas of Interest

My areas of creative interest are intersectional feminism, shame, sexuality, body image, anxiety and depression, pop culture, settler-Indigenous relations, and romantic love. Formally, I’m interested in lyric poetry, literary and fantasy fiction, personal essay, and writing for the stage.