2021 Constance Rooke CNF Prize Contest Judge: Emily Riddle

Emily RiddleEmily Riddle is nehiyaw and a member of the Alexander First Nation in Treaty 6. She lives in amiskwaciwâskahikan. A writer, public library worker and researcher, she sits on the board of advisers for the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led think tank. Emily was shortlisted for the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize and selected for the 2021 Writers’ Trust of Canada mentorship program. Her first chapbook is forthcoming with Moon Jelly House. Her writing has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Teen Vogue, Briarpatch, and others. During the pandemic she spent a lot of time playing mario kart, trying to keep plants alive, and making kombucha. She is currently completing a poetry book and a queer time travel novel about the fur trade. [Photo credit: Zach Ayotte]