A spoken word CD:
And two limited-edition chapbooks:
As well as the sample poems linked from my books of poetry page, many samples of my current poetry are available on the web.
You can also read some comments by critics about my poetry or my (ahem, outdated) entry in the Who's Who in the League of Canada Poets.
I also offer a page of advice on how to publish poetry, based on my own experiences sending my work out, and an essay, "The Making of Poetry: Form and Free Verse".
I am working on several novel projects: a series based on ballads and myths: Lark Tongue, Weasel Paw, Bone Flute and The Empty City; and two young adult novels: Bryony's Needle and Bryony's Daughter.
My first published short stories appeared in Odyssey (published in the U.K.) in October 1997 and December 1998.
A poem of mine, "On Skye" won third prize in the League of Canadian Poets' 1995 National Poetry Contest, and four others have been finalists in Arc magazine's Poem of the Year contest, and have appeared as "editor's choice" in their Autumn 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001 issues, respectively. "Wearing Nothing But The Midnight Sun" was chosen for Arc's 2002 Conferation Poets Prize.
My husband, James Gurley, is also a writer. He has poems published in various magazines including Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Prism International, and has published two chapbooks of poems, Transformations (Reference West, 1995), and Radiant Measures (Floating Bridge Press, 1998). In 2002 he won the T.S. Eliot Prize for his first book Human Cartography.
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