Thursday, August 24, 2006

Mary Dalton

Mary Dalton
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Mary Dalton teaches in the Department of English Literature and Language at Memorial University in St. John’s. Her poems, reviews , essays and interviews have been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, Ireland and the United States, most recently in Open Field: Contemporary Canadian Poets, published by Persea Books in 2005. She is a former editor of TickleAce and of the interdisciplinary journal Newfoundland Studies.
She has published three volumes of poetry, The Time of Icicles ( Breakwater, 1989 and 1991) , Allowing the Light (Breakwater, 1993) and Merrybegot ( VĂ©hicule Press , Signal Editions, 2003. A fourth volume, Red Ledger, is being released by VĂ©hicule Press in September 2006.
She has won various awards for her poetry, among them the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition for Poetry in 1997, 2002 and 2006; and the inaugural TickleAce/Cabot Award for Poetry in 1998. Merrybegot won the 2005 E.J. Pratt Poetry Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2004 all-genre Winterset Award, the 2004 Pat Lowther Memorial Poetry Award (a national award given annually to the best book by a Canadian woman), and the 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Award. Merrybegot was released as a CD by Rattling Books in November 2005, with performances by singer Anita Best and trumpeter Patrick Boyle.

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