Member Profile

Carolyn Smart

Smart
Photo: Bernard Clark 2001

Born in England, she moved to Canada as a young girl and has since lived in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Toronto, and for the last 25 years in the country north of Kingston. The author of five collections of poetry and an award-winning memoir, she is currently writing narrative poetry. Her recent collection of poetry, "Hooked - Seven Poems" has become a performance piece (www.hookedinhouse.com) She teaches creative writing on-line for Writers In Electronic Residence, is the founder of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and since 1989 has taught Contemporary Canadian Poetry and Creative Writing at Queen's University.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

At the End of the Day: A Memoir. Manotick, ON: Penumbra, 2001.
The Way to Come Home: Poems. London, ON: Brick Books, 1993.
Stoning the Moon: Poems. Ottawa,ON: Oberon Press, 1987.
Power Sources: Poems. Fredericton, NB: Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1983.
Hooked - Seven Poems. London, ON: Brick Books, 2009

Awards

1st Prize, CBC Literary Contest (Personal Essay Category) for At the End of the Day, 1994.
Shortlisted, National Magazine Award for "The Sound of the Birds" from The Way to Come Home, 1992.

WITS

Presentation Description
Presentation Length:
1 hour
Genre:
Poetry
Grades:
11/12
Audience size:
unlimited
Workshop Description:
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$200
GST:
GST not applicable