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Andrea MacPherson

Photo: Christopher M Johnson 2016

Andrea MacPherson is the author of six books: three novels, What We Once Believed, Beyond the Blue, and When She Was Electric, and three poetry collections, Ellipses, Away, and Natural DisastersWhen She Was Electric placed number 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People’s Choice, and Natural Disasters was longlisted for the ReLit Awards. 

Her poetry was anthologized in the UK publication, How the Light Gets In, and she has been a runner up in both Grain Magazine’s Short Grain Award, and Prism International’s Poetry Award.

Born in Vancouver, Andrea was raised in the lower mainland.  Andrea holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Department at the University of British Columbia, where she was Editor of Prism International.  She has also acted as the Reviews Editor for Event Magazine.  Currently an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, Andrea teaches creative writing and literature.

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When She Was Electric. Raincoast, 2003
Beyond the Blue. Random House, 2007
Natural Disasters. Palimpsest Press, 2007
Away: Poems. Signature Editions, 2008
How the Light Gets In. Waterford Institute, 2009
Ellipses. Signature Editions, 2014
What We Once Believed. Caitlin Press, 2017


Longlist: ReLit Awards for Natural Disasters [Poems], 2008
CBC Canada Reads: People's Choice for When She Was Electric, 2004
1st Runner Up for directions for sleep for Grain Poetry Prize, 2010
1st Runner Up for routine for Prism Poetry Contest, 2013
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