Myna Wallin is a Toronto born author and editor. She has had three books published: a collection of poetry, A Thousand Profane Pieces (Tightrope Books, 2006) and two novels, Confessions of A Reluctant Cougar (Tightrope Books, 2010). “Confessions” was long listed for the ReLit Award in 2010.
Myna’s poetry received an Honourable Mention in the CV2 2-Day Best Poem Prize in 2009, and in 2010 she received an Honourable Mention in the Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem. Myna was shortlisted for the Fortnight Prize in summer 2017, with Eyewear Publishing in the UK. A poem of hers hung at the Art Gallery of Ontario, along with two paintings of Wallin, in an exhibit entitled, “Why (Not) Paintings of Poets?” (The event was co-organized by George Elliot Clarke, the AGO and The League of Canadian Poets in winter 2014.)
Among the many literary journals and anthologies her work has appeared in, Myna was included in the anthology 50+ Poems for Gordon Lightfoot (The Old Brewery Bay Press, 2014) on the occasion of Lightfoot’s 76th Birthday. Her letter appears among such luminaries as Leonard Cohen and the late Irving Layton, in the collection, Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters by Canadian Poets (Goose Lane Editions, 2015). Her short story appears in the anthology, That Dammed Beaver: Canadian Humour, Laughs and Gaffs (Exile Editions, 2017) alongside Margaret Atwood and the late Austin Clarke, among others. She has read in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and in Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Myna has an Honours B.A. with High Distinction and a M.A. in English Literature, both from the University of Toronto.
Her most recent collection of poetry, Anatomy of an Injury, launches Spring 2018, with the feminist press, Inanna Publications.