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RAYYA LIEBICH (she/her) is a Canadian poet and writer of Lebanese and Polish descent. 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. Her debut full-length collection of poems, Min Hayati, was released by Inanna Publications in June, 2021. With almost twenty years of teaching experience and a passion for writing as a tool for transformation, she leads creative writing classes to youth, adults and seniors in Nelson, BC.