Monday, October 04, 2010

Susan Stenson

Susan Stenson
Originally uploaded by random acts of poetry
Susan Stenson's work has appeared in many Canadian literary magazines, most recently, Fiddlehead, Geist, CV2 and sub Terrain and in the anthology Threshold: six women six poets. She won two first prizes in 2004: The ARC Poem of the Year Contest, and The Rona Murray Prize for Literature. She also won first prize in the Great Canadian Literary Hunt, This Magazine’s poetry contest 2000, the League of Canadian Poets National Contest in 1999 and the Hawthorne Poetry Chapbook Award in 1997, for her work, A Little Less Swing, A Little More Sway.

Her work rides the buses throughout British Columbia in the Poetry in Transit program and she participated in the first annual Random Acts of Poetry Week in 2004 and again in 2006 and 2007 in Victoria. Sono Nis Press published her first book of poems, Could Love a Man, next came My Mother Agrees With the Dead (2007), from Wolsak and Wyn. Her current book, Nobody Move, (2010) celebrates, without apology, Susan’s great loves, family, friends, the human heart.

She lives ecstatically in Victoria with her family where she co-publishes The Claremont Review, a literary magazine for writers aged 13 to 19 which was Write Magazine’s choice for magazine of the year, 2001. Susan teaches English and creative writing in Saanich School District and has taught at Waterford Kamhlaba’s United World College in Mbabane, Swaziland. Her students, both youth and adult, have won provincial, national and international prizes.

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