What I do
My research focuses on the representation of teaching and learning in fictional prose, and "aesthetic pain," in poetry, which is the dramatization of guilt and shame through language that contravenes aesthetic and grammatical norms. My research takes the form of creative and critical work in both genres.
Monroe Lawrence (he/they) is a Ph.D. student in Literary Arts. He is the author of About to Be Young with The Elephants, and his poetry has been awarded the Robin Blaser Prize, the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Prize, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Their writing can be found in The Capilano Review, Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, The Brooklyn Review, Best American Experimental Writing, Prelude, Flag + Void, and other places. He was born on Vancouver Island, Canada on Ligwiłda'xw land.