Winner of the the Alberta Book Award, the Gerald Lampert, the Re-lit, the CBC/Air Canada and BC Book prizes.
Catherine Owen is a Vancouver poet & writer, the author of nine collections, the latest being Trobairitz (Anvil, 2012). Seeing Lessons came out of Wolsak & Wynn in 2010. In 2012, her Catalysts: confrontations with the muse, a volume of essays & memoirs was released, again out of Wolsak & Wynn. Owen’s work has won the Alberta Book Award and been nominated for other prizes, including the Gerald Lampert, the Re-lit, the CBC/Air Canada and the BC Book prizes. She also plays bass guitar and works with multi-media artists.
As past Chair of the Tabitha Foundation, Terry Ann Carter has travelled extensively throughout Cambodia, which is chronicled in her new collection – Day Moon Rising.
Terry Ann Carter was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and moved to Canada in 1965. After earning degrees in English and Music, and a graduate degree in Education, she taught language arts to students from kindergarten to college.
As a “poet-in-the-schools” funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, she has given hundreds of writing workshops to adolescents and adults. Her guidebook (Lighting the Global Lantern) for teaching haiku and related literary forms was published in 2011 and is used in many secondary schools in Canada. Terry Ann is president of Haiku Canada. She has given writing workshops in Singapore, France, the U.S., and Canada; in the summer of 2005, she was an instructor at the Teachers' Training Program, Dongzhou International Education Exchange Center, Haimen City, China. As past Chair of the Tabitha Foundation, she has travelled extensively throughout Cambodia, which is chronicled in her new collection – Day Moon Rising.
TAC was the Random Acts of Poetry poet for the city of Ottawa, from 2005-2010.
Hallelujah (Buschekbooks, 2012) (with French translation by Mike Montreuil)
Day Moon Rising (Black Moss Press, 2012)
Lighting the Global Lantern: A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Haiku and Related Literary Forms (Wintergreen Studios Press, 2011)
A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris (Black Moss Press, 2010)
Transplanted (Borealis Press, 2006)
Waiting for Julia (Third Eye Press, 1999)
Anapanasati. chapbook (Cranberry Tree Press, 1997)
Finalist - Sandburg/Livesay Award 1998.
Finalist - Acorn Rukeyser Chapbook Award 1998.
First place - Montreal International Haiku Festival 2001.
First place - "people's choice" R.H. Blyth Award (haiku) Japan, 2002.
First Place - Basho Festival Contest, Japan, 2002.
First Place (haiku) Vancouver International Cherry Blossom Festival, 2007.
Origami Crane Award for “Best Poem of the Year” 2010.
Shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman Poetry Award, 2011.