Wayde Compton is the author of The Blue Road: A Fable of Migration (illustrated by April dela Noche Milne), The Outer Harbour: Stories, After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, Performance Bond, and 49th Parallel Psalm. He is the editor of the anthologies Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature and The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (with Renée Sarojini Saklikar). The Outer Harbour won a City of Vancouver Book Award and his story “The Instrument” won a National Magazine Award. He has also been nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and two other City of Vancouver Book Awards. Compton teaches in the faculty of Creative Writing at Douglas College.
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