Shirley Camia is a Filipina-Canadian poet.

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

Her work has been featured and reviewed in publications such as The New Quarterly, the Winnipeg Free Press, Contemporary Verse 2 and Shameless.

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