Karen Solie’s Bio

KAREN SOLIE’s first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine won the BC Book Prize Dorothy Livesay Award, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, ReLit Prize and the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her second, Modern and Normal, was shortlisted for the Trillium Poetry Prize and named to the Globe and Mail’s list of the best books of 2005. Her third, Pigeon, has been included on that list for 2009, and won the Griffin Poetry Prize. She now teaches for the University of British Columbia’s optional-residency MFA program.

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