A Brief Relief is a newsletter by poet and essayist Spenser Smith focused on addiction and BC’s overdose crisis.
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Spenser Smith is a Regina-born poet, essayist, and photographer who lives in Vancouver. His writing appears in The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, The Capilano Review, Poetry Is Dead, Vallum, subTerrain, The Puritan, and SAD Mag. In 2017, he was the poetry winner of the Blodwyn Memorial Prize. In 2020, he won an honourable mention in the Lush Triumphant Literary Awards. 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.