Types of Canadian Women

Types of Canadian Women is a fantastical rewriting, in poetry and prose, of a 1903 biographical dictionary “of Women Who Are or Have Been Connected with Canada.” Intriguing details from the biographies of little-known women are blown out of proportion, and the women tell the stories of their own larger-than-life exploits. The book is illustrated with historical photographs of women from Canadian archives and from the author’s own collection. Types of Canadian Women was published by Gaspereau Press in Fall 2006. It was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award (for best poetry book of the year by a Canadian woman) and for the ReLit Award (poetry category).