Sachiko Murakami

Region: Ontario
Sansei | Born 1980, Vancouver


Sachiko Murakami is the author of the poetry collections The Invisibility Exhibit (2008), shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, Rebuild (2011), and Get Me Out of Here (2015), all published by Talonbooks. Her work in collaborative digital poetics includes Project Rebuild, released in conjunction with RebuildHENKŌ: A Powell Street Renga, commissioned by the Powell Street Festival; When I Have the Body of a Man, created for the Queensland Poetry Festival; and FIGURE: A Poetry Oracle, co-created with angela rawlings. Her recent project is The Hardest Thing About Being a Writer, a conversation series about the writing life. As a literary worker she has written, edited, and laboured for numerous organizations. She has been a poetry editor for Insomniac Press and Talonbooks, and was the 2017 Jack McClelland Writer-In-Residence at the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto.