Saturday, September 05, 2009

Barbara Pelman

Barbara Pelman has recently retired from the hectic world of high school teaching and has entered the hectic world of university teaching. Some people never learn! In between classes she attempts to fill in the gaps of her life—all the things she never learned, like cooking, baking, playing a musical instrument, exercising. Born in Vancouver BC, she has lived most of her life on the West Coast, with a few years in Toronto getting a Master’s Degree in English Literature and another few in London England where she worked as an Immigration Officer. She has been published in a number of literary magazines including Descant, Fiddlehead, Antigonish Review, and Event, and has won a couple of poetry contests with her glosas. She is a keen supporter of the poetry community in Victoria, reading frequently at the Black Stilt Caf√©, organizing the poetry walls in downtown Victoria, standing under the “poet tree” in front of Munro’s Books. Her first book, “One Stone” was published by Ekstasis Editions in 2005, and her second book, “Borrowed Rooms” was published by Ronsdale Press in 2008.

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