Andrusyshyn, Larissa

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Larissa Andrusyshyn completed an MA in English and creative writing at Concordia University. Her first poetry collection Mammoth (DC Books 2010) was longlisted for the ReLit award, and shortlisted for the QWF first book prize and the Kobzar literary award. She has also been shortlisted for Arc Magazine’s Poem-of-the-Year award twice. She has been running writing workshops with at-risk youth for seven years and is on the board of directors for The Mercy Project, a Montreal based NGO that seeks to improve access to healthcare to vulnerable communities in Uganda.