Pamela Mordecai is a Jamaican-Canadian author who writes poetry, fiction, and plays for children and adults. Her poetry collections are Up Tropic (2021), de book of Mary (Mawenzi House, 2015), Subversive Sonnets (Mawenzi House, 2012), The True Blue of Islands (Sandberry Press, 2005), Certifiable (Goose Lane Editions, 2001), de Man (Sister Vision Press, 1995), and Journey Poem (Sandberry Press, 1989). A Fierce Green Place: New and Selected Poems and de book of Joseph are forthcoming from New Directions Press and Mawenzi House, respectively. Her debut novel, Red Jacket, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Award in 2015. In 2020, ECW Press’s Bespeak Audio Editions released her short-story collection Pink Icing (2006) as an audiobook read by Mordecai.