Deanna Young

Deanna Young is the author of four books of poetry, including House Dreams, which was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, the Ottawa Book Award, the Archibald Lampman Award, and the ReLit Award. Her latest poetry collection is Reunion (Brick Books), a distinctive pastoral-gothic hybrid parable and cautionary tale in which poems commune with ghosts in an attempt both to reckon with and subvert their legacy. Originally from southwestern Ontario, Young lives in Ottawa where she works as an editor and teaches poetry privately. In 2019 she began a two-year term as Ottawa’s English Poet Laureate.