Teya Hollier is a graduate of York University’s creative writing program. At York, she won both the Babs Burggraf Award and the Judith Eve Gewurtz award for her poetry and prose. Hollier’s work seeks to humanize the marginalized. She writes a diverse range of stories that explore the complexities of the Black experience in Canada—all the good, the harrowing, the tough and the beautiful. Her poetry and prose explore themes of racial oppression, generational trauma, mental illness, and the intricacies of family relationships. 

Her work has recently appeared in Room Magazine, Verses Magazine, OyeDrum Magazine, and Capsule Stories Magazine, where she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the 2022 recipient of the RBC Bronwen Wallace short fiction award. She is currently working on her first novel; a haunting story that explores the impacts of racism on the mind, body, and spirit through the themes of generational trauma, fatherhood, grief, forgiveness, and healing.  

When she’s not writing, she’s either reading, watching scary movies, dancing to Soca, or finding solace in the beauty and serenity of nature.

Teya is represented by Chelene Knight and Laura Cameron.