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Steffi Tad-y

Steffi Tad-y is a poet and writer originally from Manila who now lives in Vancouver. Tad-y is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio.


From the Shoreline

Guelph, ON: Gordon Hill Press, 2022.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Steffi Tad-y’s debut collection brings forward diasporic experience as it intersects with mental illness. Family history and work lyrics occur against a tonal backdrop of the carceral. Yet Tad-y brings a tenderness to these fraught circumstances, finding beauty in detail and repetitive acts of love, in part due to the use of a multiplicity of forms that render a surplus of affect into beautiful images. Though danger properly exists in Tad-y’s world, her poetry takes its own advice in “Writer’s Archive”: “Look. Enough. Each full stop unspooling / the cardinal & bluebird privacy of things.”

Poetry (Chapbook)

I Didn’t Want to be Read | I Wanted to be Believed In

Victoria, BC: Frog Hollow Press, 2019
Dis/Ability series ; no. 13.

Limited edition of 100 numbered copies.

Poetry (Chapbook)


Vancouver: Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2021.


Steffi Tad-y personal website

Publisher Frog Hollow Press

Publisher Gordon Hill Press

Publisher Rahila’s Ghost Press