Shirley Camia is a Filipina-Canadian poet and journalist.

She is the author of three collections of poetry: Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017), The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015) and Calliope (Libros Libertad, 2011).

Supported by the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, her work has been featured and reviewed in publications such as the Winnipeg Free Press, CV2 and Shameless.

As a journalist, she has worked with CBC Radio, CP24 and JAZZ.FM91. She has also contributed stories to Greenpeace Canada’s monthly podcast and the UN Refugee Agency’s web site.

Born in Winnipeg, Shirley has lived across Canada, the Philippines, Japan and Kenya. She is based in Toronto.