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Daphne Marlatt


Daphne Marlatt lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was born in 1942 in Melbourne, Australia, and immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Malaysia. She studied writing and English at the University of British Columbia (B.A., 1964), and comparative literature at Indiana University (M.A., 1968). She is a poet, novelist, theorist, little-magazine editor, and itinerant university instructor (creative writing, women's studies, and contemporary literature). She is the founding co-editor of Tessera, the bilingual journal of feminist theory and has co-edited several other magazines. Since the 1980s, she has served as writer-in-residence at numerous universities across Canada and mentored at Sage Hill (Saskatchewan) and the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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Ana Historic. Toronto: House of Anansi, 1997; 1st edition, Coach House Press, 1988; French edition. trans. Lori Saint-Martin, Paul Gagné. Montreal: Remue-ménage, 1992
Taken. Toronto: House of Anansi, 1996.
Salvage. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1991.
Touch to My Tongue. Edmonton, AB: Longspoon, 1984.
Steveston. Edmonton: Longspoon, 1984; 1st edition, Vancouver: Talon Books, 1974.
Seven Glass Bowls. Nomados, 2003
Steveston, 3rd edition.. Ronsdale Press, 2001
The Given. McClelland and Stewart, 2008
Readings from the Labyrinth. NeWest Press, 1998
This Tremour Love Is. Talonbooks, 2001


Member of the Order of Canada, 2006
D.Litt., Doctor of Letters, University of Western Ontario, 1996
DHumL., Doctor of Humane Letters, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2004


Presentation Description
poetry, fiction, essay
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