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The CANADIAN 

POET REGISTRY
The Who's Who of Canadian Poetry
Past and Present
A list of Canadian poets
and their book titles.
Founded by Richard M. Grove
in 1995.
Maintained by
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Canadian authors listed alphabetically by last name below.
(If you see any omissions or errors please let us know.  Our goal is to be as accurate as possible.)

A B CDEF
G H IJKL
M  N OP Q
R S T U V
W X Y Z

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- Audette, Derek R. - Date of birth: June 16th, 1971, City of Birth: Hull, Quebec. Currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario.

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- Camp, J. Trevor - Date of Birth June 14, 1930. City of Birth - London,England, immigrated to Hamilton in 1954, currently residing in Ancaster, Ontario. Educated at University of Waterloo, Ontario - B.Sc. - 1978
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- Daher, Joanne  – Date of birth, Feb. 27, 1960, Leamington, Ontario, education education, St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario 1982,
-Professional Member Canadian Authors Association - 2005 to present, Member International Society of Poets - 2004 to present.

- Desrochers, Rose M Date of Birth May 28th 1969 City of Birth Belleville Ontario Canada Currently residing in Belleville Ontario Canada. Founder of Todays-Woman Inc 2002-2005

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- Eliot, Kt ( Katie)
City of Birth - Vancouver, BC, Currently residing in Vancouver BC, Educated at University of British Columbia, BA - 1980. 
Canadian Poetry Association Vancouver Chapter, Director and Membership Co-ordinator - 1987-1992.

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- Fay, Ignatius - Date of Birth Mar. 30 1950, City of Birth - Sudbury, Ontario, Lived in Levack, Ontario 1950 -61, Sudbury, Ontario 61 - 78, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 78 - 83, Drumheller, Alberta, 83 - 84, Sudbury, Ontario 84 - 2008, Currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario.
Educated at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario - BSc (Hon) - 1978, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - PhD Paleontology - 1983.
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- Gorman, Mark (Monica) - Born in Montreal, Quebec, May 6, 1952. Currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Educated at Carleton University. (B.A. in English Literature)
  • Chapbook - Loneliness And Pride, 2005, . HMS Press. ISBN 1-55253-058-21
  • Chapbook - Lilacs And Tributes - A Book Of Spiritual Poetry, 2008. River BonesPress. ISBN 978-0-9738671
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- Hartal, Paul Z.--Date of Birth April 25, 1936, City of Birth--Szeged, Hungary, Currently residing in Montreal Quebec, Educated in Concordia University, Montreal, MA--1977 and Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael (California accredited), PhD--1986,
- Hnatiw, Chrystia - Date of Birth -   Born in Slovakia of Ukraine lives in Toronto
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         - Jasper, Pat - Date of Birth -

- Joyce, Arthur Roy, a.k.a. Sean Arthur Joyce, Art Joyce. Date of birth September 28, 1959, city of birth Kimberley, B.C., graduated secondary school Nelson, B.C.; lived in Edmonton and Canmore, Alberta; Abbotsford, Aldergrove, and Victoria B.C.; Nelson B.C. from 1990-93, 1996-2003; residing in New Denver, B.C. since 2003. Post-secondary education at Selkirk College, Nelson, B.C. 1990-91 and 1999-2000. Past member, League of Canadian Poets and Canadian Authors Association; current member Federation of B.C. Writers. Editor, Going Mad for the Love of Sanity by Chad Norman, Chameleon Fire Editions 2009 ISBN 978-0-9687673-7-5; Resolutions by Timothy Shay, Chameleon Fire Editions 2009 ISBN 978-0-9687673-6-8; When the Snow Leaves Elephant Mountain by Margaret Hornby, Chameleon Fire Editions 2002 ISBN 0-9687673-3-8; co-editor, Horsefly literary magazine, 2003/2005; co-editor with Timothy Shay, Homeless in Paradise anthology, Chameleon Fire Editions, 2007.

• chapbook, A Pocket Collection of Mental Deviations, Chameleon Fire Editions 1987 (out of print) ISBN 0-921097-24-7

• chapbook, Bloodstream & Starshine, Chameleon Fire Editions, 1989/1993 (out of print) ISBN 0-9696227-2-4

• chapbook, the ‘she said’ poems, Chameleon Fire Editions, 1990/1993 (out of print) ISBN 0-9696227-1-6

• chapbook, Wild in the Wonder, Chameleon Fire Editions, 1991/1994 (out of print) ISBN 0-9696227-7-5

• chapbook, The Fire Mother, Chameleon Fire Editions, 1994 (out of print) ISBN 0-9696227-5-9

• chapbook, The Shattered Icons, Chameleon Fire Editions 1994 (out of print) ISBN 0-9696227-6-7

• chapbook, Look! The Seraphs Are All Around Us! Chameleon Fire Editions 1995 (out of print) ISBN 0-9696227-4-0

• chapbook, The House of Childhood, Chameleon Fire Editions 1997 (out of print) ISBN not available

• chapbook, Muse: The Series, Chameleon Fire Editions 2000 (out of print) ISBN 0-9687673-0-3

• book, The Charlatans of Paradise, New Orphic Publishers 2005, (available) ISBN 1-894842-07-3

• book, Star Seeds, New Orphic Publishers 2009, (available) ISBN 978-1-894842-16-7

• video poem: Muse: Chameleon Fire, 2001 co-production of Chameleon Fire Editions & BRAVOFact

• anthology, The Book of Hopes and Dreams, editor Dee Rimbaud, bluechrome press (UK) 2006, (available) ISBN 1-904781-89-6

• anthology, Bread & Bones, editor David Eustace, Chthonic Publishing, West Kootenay regional anthology 1997 (out of print), ISBN 0-9682268-0-9

 Joyce is also the author of two books of West Kootenay local history:

A Perfect Childhood—100 Years of Heritage Homes in Nelson, Kootenay Museum Association & Historical Society, 1997, regional history, ISBN# 0-9680038-1-8

Hanging Fire & Heavy Horses—A History of Public Transit in Nelson, City of Nelson, 2000, regional history, ISBN# 0-9686364-0-3


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- Kearns, Lionel - Date of Birth - 1937

  • Anthology - "The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse" 1982
  • - Keeney, Patricia - Date of Birth -
  • Book - "Swimming Alone"
  • Book - "New Moon"Book - "Old Mattress"
  • Book - "Selected Poems"
  • Book - "The New Pagans"
  • - Kelly, Samuel H. - Date of Birth Feb. 9 1984, City of Birth - Toronto, Ontario.

     - Klein, A.M. - Date of Birth - 1909 - 1972

  • Anthology - "The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse" 1982
  • - Kemp, Penn  (formerly Penny Kemp, Penny Chalmers) Date of Birth - August 4 1944
    City of Birth - Strathroy ON, educated London & Toronto ON.

    Book titles:
    BEARING DOWN (1972) poetry. Coach House Press, 401 Huron St. Toronto ON.
    IS 14 (1973) Woman's anthology, editor.  Coach House Press, Toronto ON.
    TWELFTH KEY, Poetry magazine, editor.  Pendas Press, London ON.
                 - West Coast Works (1977) Applegarth Follies, London ON.
                 - wRites (1978) Pendas Press, 525 Canterbury Rd. London N6G2N5
                 - afterWeirds (1979)
                 - enChantments (1978)
                 - THREE VOICES (1979)
                 - TOAD TALES
                - INCREMENTALS (1985)
                - GREAT ASSUMPTIONS (1993)
                 - A SENSE OF PLACE (1993)
               - FIRE BREATHING POETRY (1994)
               - When The Heart Parts: A Sound Opera, CD (1999)
               - On Our Own Spoke, CD-ROM (2000)
               - Sarasvati Scenes: student work (2000)
               - Morning Glory Poems: student work (2000)
               - Beginningless Time: Penn Kemp for Alyssa Ryvvers (2000)
               - Bishop Strachan
    CVii: Spiritual Poetry in Canada (1982), ed. Box 32, U. of Manitoba,
    Winnipeg R3T1E0 IS 14 (1973) Woman's anthology, editor.  Coach House Press, Toronto ON.

    TRANCEFORM  (1976) poetry.  Soft Press, Victoria BC
    THE EPIC OF TOAD AND HERON (1977) play.  Black Moss Press, Windsor ON.
             reprinted 1985 by Playwrights Union, 54 Wolseley St  Toronto M5TIA5 ON
    CLEARING (1977) poetry. B.C. Monthly, Box 48884, Vancouver V7X 2J8 BC
    CHANGING PLACE (1978) poetry/prose.  Fiddlehead, U.N.B., Fredericton N.B.
    ANGEL MAKERS (1978) play. Playwrights Union, 54 Wolseley St. Toronto M5TIA5.
    TOAD TALES(1981) poetry. White Pine Press 76 Center St. Fredonia NY 14063
    CVii: Spiritual Poetry in Canada (1982), ed. Box 3062, Winnipeg R3C 4E5
    ANIMUS (1984) poetry.  Caitlin Press. Available from Pendas Productions, Toronto.
    BINDING TWINE (1984) poetry Ragweed Box 2023 Charlottetown PEI CIA 7N7
    INCREMENT (1985) poetry.  Pendas C7-2163 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4L 1J1
    SOME TALK MAGIC (1986) Ergo Productions, Box 4460 London ON N5W 5J2
    TRAVELLING LIGHT (1986) poetry.  Moonstone Press,
    EIDOLONS (1988) poetry.  White Pine Press, 76 Center St. Fredonia NY 14063
    THROO (1989) poetry.  Moonstone Press, Box 96,
    THE UNIVERSE IS ONE POEM; FOUR POETS TALK POETRY (1990) Simon & Pierre,
    Toronto.  Available from Pendas C7-2163 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4L 1J1
    WHAT THE EAR HEARS LAST (1994) play.  Playwrights Union, Toronto.
    FOUR WOMEN (1999) poetry.  Red Kite Press, Guelph ON.

    SOME ANTHOLOGIES:
    - Henry's Creature, Black Moss Press, 2000
    - Articulating Gender, Pencraft Internat'l, Delhi, 2000
    - ILLEGITIMATE POSITIONS, League of Canadian Poets' Living Archives, 2000
    - Losers First, Black Moss Press 1999
    - I Want To Be the Love of Your Kneecaps, Black Moss Press 1999
    - SIOLENCES, League of Canadian Poets' Living Archives, Quarry Press, 1998
    - We All Begin in a Little Magazine, ARC, 1998
    - AND OTHER TRAVELS: An Anthology, Moonstone Press, 1989
    - WOMEN AND WORDS: THE ANTHOLOGY
    - TO SAY THE LEAST
    - WHEN IS A POEM, League of Canadian Poets

     CD's:
    - CD/CD-ROM, ON OUR OWN SPOKE  (Pendas Productions), January, 2000.
    - CD, WHEN THE HEART PARTS  (Pendas Productions, 1999); sound opera with Anne
    - Anglin and John Blackwood.  Recorded by John Magyar at PsychospaceSound,
    - Toronto. August 1999.

    Audiotapes of Performances:
    - TRANCE DANCE FORM (Soft Press, 1976) poems to and from Tara with Coby Stoller
    - IN SPIRIT TREES: feminist sound poems and chants from Trance Form
    - ANIMUS (Caitlin 1977): sound poems from the book Animus and the play Eros Rising.
    - Findhorn Spring Festival of the Arts 84: with Australian aboriginal musicians.
    - Music Gallery performance May 86: with jazz violinist David Prentice
    - CLOUDS: performance of anti-fear, anti-nuclear chants with Anne Anglin.
    - THROO (Moonstone Press 1989) with David Prentice
    - "Sensasound 90" at BamBoo, Toronto, with Lillian Allen, Rafael Baretto-Rivera,
      bill bissett, Paul Dutton, Clifton Joseph, Penn Kemp, Steve McCaffery.  !990
    - WHAT THE EAR HEARS LAST (Pendas, 1994)
    - INSPIRITRICE  (Pendas Productions, 1995)
    - EAR RINGS (Underwhich Editions, 1987); sound poems with
       David Prentice & Anne Anglin
    - JAMMING IN THE BARDO  (Pendas, 1995) with Handslang, Cameron House, Toronto)
    - EPIPHANIES (Pendas Productions, Toronto, 1995): with David Prentice and
      Anne Anglin at the Glen Gould Studio
    - TEMPORARY HARMONIES  (Pendas & Butterfly Effects,1996)
       Music Gallery, Toronto
    - WHEN THE HEART PARTS  (Pendas Productions, 1999)

    - Keon,  Wayne Thomas Date of Birth - Dec. 12 1946, Pembroke, Ont. Cities lived in: Toronto, Richmond Hill

  • Book - Sweetgrass 1972(out of print)
  • Book - Thunderbirds of the Ottawa 1977(out of print)
  • Anthology - Many Voices - J.J. Douglas 1977- ISBN 0-88894-134-X
  • Anthology - First People First Voices - University of Toronto Press 1983 - ISBN 0-8020-2515-3
  • Book - Sweetgrass II - Mercury Press 1990- ISBN 0-920544-78-9
  • Anthology - Native Literature in English 1992- Oxford -ISBN 0-19-540819-5
  • Book - Storm Dancer - Mercury Press 1993 - ISBN 0-920544-97-5
  • Anthology - Images of Nature - Kids Can Press 1995- ISBN 1-55074-272-8
  • Anthology - Border Lines - Copp Clark 1995 - ISBN 0-7730-5342-5
  • Anthology - Voices of the First Nations - McGraw Hill Ryerson 1995 - ISBN 0-07-551690-X
  • Anthology - Choices - Harcourt Brace 1995  - ISBN 0-7747-0143-9
  • Anthology - Uncommon Wealth - Oxford 1997- ISBN 0-19-541076-9
  • Book - My Sweet Maize - Mercury Press 1997 -ISBN 1-55128-041-8
  • Anthology - Native Literature in English - Oxford 1998- ISBN 0-19-541282-6

  • - Kester, Norman G. - Date of Birth Aug. 7 1962, City of Birth - Kimberley, South Africa, Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, Educated at York University, Toronto - 1988, BA History, Political Science, and the University of Western Ontario, London, 1991, Master's of Library and Information Science. Member, League of Canadian Poets, 1999-. Member, Freedom of Expression Committee, Canadian Book and Periodical Council, 1998-. Member, Canadian Library Association, 1993-.
     


     

    - Khan, M. H. - Date of Birth - 1954 in British Guiana

  • Chapbook: The unmuffled Voices of El Dorado - CPA Poetry Series #2
  • - Knister, Raymond - Date of Birth - 1899 - 1932

  • Anthology - "The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse" 1982
  • - Kroetsch, Robert - Date of Birth - 1927

  • Anthology - "The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse" 1982
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    - Lillard, Charles
    - Date of Birth - 1944 M N
    Nangini, Mary Angela - Date of Birth - 1948, Lazio-Rome Region, Italy, Lived in Toronto 1957-71, Lindsay, Ontario 1971-74, King City Ontario 1974-83. Currently residing in Brampton, Ontario, Educated in Toronto, York University, University of Toronto, Toronto Teacher Education College, University of Connecticut-Storrs, USA, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto.  BA - 1971, BEd - 1978, Ontario Teacher Certificate - 1978, BEd - 1985, MA - 1988,  Doctoral Studies and residency 1994, MTS - 2000. EdGO (Educators of the Gifted of Ontario) President 1997-8 and Co-President EdGO-TAGO (The Association for the Gifted in Ontarion) 1998-99.
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    - Roy, R.D. Born 1954 in Montreal, presently living in Trenton, Ontario, Contributing Editor Canada Cuba Literary Alliance




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    - Sarnese, Mel - Date of Birth 1958 - Born in Toronto, Ontario, Educated at York University

     

    - Smith, Colleen C. - Date of Birth August 01 1973_City of Birth Wingham Ontario_ Lived in Brussels OntarioBook 
    • Entangled Within The Nature of Things  ISBN: 1-4241-1397-0
    • Ancient Mirrored Dreams ISBN: 1-4241-3680-6

    - Speyer, Adrian - Date of Birth Jun. 10 1977, City of Birth - Montreal, Quebec, residing in Montreal. Educated at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
    • Newspaper- Bandersnatch, John Abbott College's Newspaper. 1994-1996
    • Anthology - "The Path Not Taken" 1996 Watermark Press ISBN:1575530031
    • Anthology - Poetic Voices of America 1996 - Sparrowgrass- ISBN:092324249
    • Chapbook - Wednesday Night Heartbreak, 1999- CFM Press
    - Struthers, Betsy -- Date of Birth July 11, 1951; City of Birth -- Toronto, Ontario. Now lives in Peterborough, Ontario. Educated at Wilfried Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. League of Canadian Poets: President 1995-97; Coordinator of Feminist Caucus and Chair, Education Committee, League of Canadian Poets: President 1995-97; First Vice-President, 1994-1995: Co-ordinator, Feminist Caucus, 1992-93: Chair, Education Committee, 1991-93: Chair, Gerald Lampert Award Committee, l988.
     
     
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    - Van Sluytman, Margot -  Date of Birth - 1961 Guyana, South America
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    - Wolters, Brent Leonard (Rev) - Date of Birth June 3, 1967, City of Birth - Vancouver, British Columbia, Lived in Duncan, British Columbia 1967 - 85, Victoria, British Columbia 85 - 02, Milton, Ontario 02 - 05, Currently residing in Guelph, Ontario, Educated in …… too many places to name here. Ordained in 2003 - Universal Life Church.
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