Karen Solie

Friday, 17 February

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Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw, and grew up in southwest Saskatchewan. She is the author of four collections of poems.  Her third, Pigeon, won the 2010 Pat Lowther Award, Trillium Poetry Prize, and the Griffin Poetry Prize.  Her most recent, The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out, was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award.  A volume of selected poems, The Living Option, was published in the UK in 2013.  She received the 2015 Writers Trust Latner Poetry Prize, and the 2016 Canada Council Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for an artist in mid-career.  Solie has taught for writing programs and universities across Canada, and is an associate director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio. Her work has been translated into French, German, Korean and Dutch. She lives in Toronto.



Writer Links

Poems at Poetry Foundation

Poems at Poetry International

‘Migration’ at the Griffin Poetry Prize





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Cork International Poetry Festival
14 - 18 February 2017