Local Poets

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Albert Dumont
English Local Canada

Albert Dumont is Ottawa's English poet laureate.

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Ben Ladouceur
English Local

A local and much lauded poet, Ben Ladouceur's most recent is Mad Long Emotion (Coach House).

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Chuqiao Yang
English Local

Born in Beijing and raised in Saskatchewan, Chuqiao Yang's poetry has received many awards.

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Conyer Clayton
English Local

Conyer Clayton's long-awaited debut collection is We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite.

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David O’Meara
English Local Canada

Ottawa's David O'Meara's newest moving collection is Masses on Radar (Coach House, 2021).

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Dimorphic
English Local Canada

Dimorphic discovered spoken word in 2008, and has represented Lanark County at 7 national festivals.

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Eric Charlebois
French Local

Poet, motivational speaker, Éric Charlebois specializes in English-language aboriginal poetry translation.

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Eve Bilodeau
French Local

S'accorder (BouquinBec) by Eve Bilodeau is like playing with the filaments of hope that surround us.

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Helen Robertson
English Local

Helen Robertson was longlisted for the 2019 Vallum Award for Poetry.

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Jayde
English Local

For Ottawa poet Jayde, spoken word is an opportunity to reclaim self.

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Jennifer Pederson
English Local

Jennifer Pederson's poems have been called powerful and sensual.

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Karuna Vellino
English Local

Karuna Vellino's chapbook A Year In Violets is acollection of poems that give voice to Karuna's experience with love and identity.

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Margo LaPierre
English Local

Margo LaPierre's Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes finds passion in chaotic liminal spaces.

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Mike Montreiul
French Local

Montreuil is a prevailing voice in tanka, haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun in English and French Canada.

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natalie hanna
English Local

Natalie Hanna's work has appeared with above/ground press, In/Words Press, phafours press, and Hussy Press.

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Nelson Charest
French Local

Nelson Charest teaches modern poetry at the University of Ottawa.

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Nicola Vulpe
English Local

Ottawa poet Nicola Vulpe undertakes an intelligent survey of deep history in Insult to the Brain (Guernica).

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Pearl Pirie
English Local

Pearl Pirie's fourth collection is footlights from Radiant Press.

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rob mclennan
English Local

rob mclennan's most recent are A halt, which is empty (Mansfield Press, 2019) and Life sentence, (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019),

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Shery Alexander Heinis
English Local

Rising iterary star Shery Alexander Heinis is the author of Splinter.

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Susan Atkinson
English Local

Susan Atkinson's debut poetry collection is The Marta Poems (Silver Bow Press, 2020)

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Switch Bridges
English Local

Switch Bridges was a member of the CFSW Championship Youth team in 2011.

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Véronique Sylvain
French Local Canada

Véronique Sylvain specialises in literature of the North French Canadians.

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Vivian Vavassis
English Local

Vivian Vavassis's poetry surges with alert energy.

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