Spenser Smith


Spenser Smith is a Regina-born poet, essayist, and photographer who recently moved to Winnipeg after 10 years in B.C. His debut book of poetry, A brief relief from hunger, was published by Gordon Hill Press in 2023.His writing also appears in The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, The Capilano Review, Poetry Is Dead, Vallum, subTerrain, The Puritan, and SAD Mag.He holds a BA in creative writing and journalism from Vancouver Island University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.He writes about substance use on a Substack newsletter called A Brief Relief.


Background photo by Harper K. Smith