Originally from Manitoba and currently teaching at the University of Windsor, Di Brandt has published several influential poetry collections and a critical study of contemporary Canadian women’s texts. She recently released Awakenings, a collaborative poetry/music CD with Dorothy Livesay (posthumously), Carol Ann Weaver, and Rebecca Campbell (2003). She has received numerous poetry prizes including the CAA National Poetry Prize and the Gerald Lampert Award. Now You Care (Coach House 2003), her most recent collection, received major critical attention in Canada and was nominated for numerous prizes including the Griffin Poetry Prize.

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