Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s ground-breaking poetry book about the bombing of Air India Flight 182, children of air india (2013), won the Canadian Authors Association Prize for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her book Listening to the Bees (2018), co-authored with Dr. Mark Winston, won a gold medal in the Environment/Ecology category of the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Trained as a lawyer, Saklikar resides in Vancouver, BC, and is an instructor at Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Community College. She was the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey (2015–2018) and was the 2017 UBC Okanagan Writer in Residence. Curator of the poetry series Lunch Poems at SFU and the Poetry Phone (1-833-POEMS-4-U), she has seen her work adapted for opera, visual art and dance. THOT J BAP is her fantasy poetry epic.