Friday, August 31, 2007

Kate Marshall Flaherty

Kate Marshall Flaherty is an award-winning poet, with poetry prizes from publications such as: Word Magazine, THIS Magazine, Freefall Literary Journal, and Scarborough Arts Council's Surface and Symbol. She was shortlisted for Descant's Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem 2006, and for Nimrod Journal's Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize 2006. Kate is one of the founders of the Childrens' Peace Theatre, teaches yoga/meditation, facilitates teen retreats, guides "writing as a spiritual practise" workshops, and lives in East Toronto with her three spirited children and husband. Her first book of poetry, entitled Tilted Equilibrium, was published by Hidden Brook Press 2006. Her chapbook, "Unfathom" won the Canadian Poetry Association's Shaunt Basmajian Award 2007, and follows her first chapbook, "Salt." She also has two cd's out, of poetry to soundscape, entitled "Deepening Stillness" and "String of Mysteries." Poetry is her life-line, and she has been know to have spontaneously committed random acts of poetry in Banff, Toronto, Ottawa, Parry Sound, Port Perry, Vaughan, Oakville, London, and New York.

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