Rayya Liebich is a Canadian poet of Lebanese and Polish descent. She is the winner of the Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers (2019), The Geneva Literary Award (2015), and The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Award (2015). Her poetry and prose have appeared in literary journals internationally, and her debut full-length poetry collection Min Hayati is forthcoming with Inanna Publications (Spring 2021). Rayya is passionate about writing as a tool for transformation. She teaches creative writing classes to youth, adults, and seniors in beautiful Nelson, B.C.