Winner of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, Daphne Marlatt is a poet and muhc more.
Daphne Marlatt is a Vancouver poet whose titles includes Steveston, Touch to my Tongue, This Tremor Love Is and the novels Ana Historic and Taken. Her novelistic long poem The Given received the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award. Also in 2009, Talonbooks released her international award-winning contemporary noh play, The Gull, with photographs from the 2006 Pangaea Arts production. In 2011, the chamber opera “Shadow Catch,” for which she wrote the libretto, was produced by Pro Musica at The Firehall Centre for the Arts in Vancouver. From 2010 to 2012 she served as the fiction Associate Director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio. In 2012 she was awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. Talonbooks will be releasing a double series of her poems about the city, Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now in 2013. She lives in Vancouver’s East End with her partner Bridget MacKenzie and their dog and cat.
David O'Meara is the author of 3 collections of poetry, and twice winner of the Archibald Lampman Award
David O’Meara was born in Pembroke, Ontario. He is the author of three collections of poetry, and a play, Disaster. His most recent book is Noble Gas, Penny Black. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including The New Canon, and The Echoing Years, a co-Irish/Canadian anthology. He has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the ReLit Prize, the Trillium Prize, a National Magazine Award, four Rideau Awards (theatre), and was twice winner of the Archibald Lampman Award. He is director of the renowned Plan 99 Reading Series, a founding director of VerseFest, Canada’s International Poetry Festival, and has been poetry instructor at the Banff Centre. He continues to tend bar at the Manx Pub in Ottawa.