Friday, August 31, 2007

Carla Funk, Victoria, BC

Carla Funk was born and raised in the village of Vanderhoof, the geographical centre of B.C. Having grown up in a world of logging trucks, Mennonites, storytellers and rural realism, she turned to poetry as a place to set down the images of her upbringing. Since studying writing and English literature at the University of Victoria, her work has been featured in the anthologies Breathing Fire: Canada’s Young Poets (Harbour, 1995), Hammer & Tongs (Smoking Lung, 1999), Introductions: Poets Present Poets (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001), in various literary journals, and as part of the Poetry in Transit series. Her first collection of poems, Blessing the Bones into Light came out with Coteau Books in 1999. Nightwood Editions published Head Full of Sun in 2002. Another poetry collection, The Sewing Room, is due out in Fall 2006 with Turnstone Press. She currently lives in View Royal, B.C. with her husband and daughter, and teaches in UVic’s Department of Writing.

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