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Anita Dolman

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Anita Dolman’s debut short fiction collection, Lost Enough, was released by Morning Rain Publishing in 2017. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies, including Imaginary Safehouse, Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, Canadian Ginger, Matrix Magazine, Bywords, On Spec, Grain, PRISM internationalThe Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review and Triangulation: Lost Voices.

Dolman is the author of two poetry chapbooks, and was a finalist for the 2015 Alberta Magazine Award for fiction. She is a contributing editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and a co-edited Motherhood in Precarious Times (Demeter Press, 2018), an international anthology of poetry and nonfiction.

Dolman works as a professional editor, writer and communications project manager, and is an advocate for bisexual rights and visibility, and for mental health.

Follow her on Twitter @ajdolman. 



Lost Enough: A Collection of Short Stories. Morning Rain Publishing, Cobourg, 2017
“Battle Whimper of the Discontent” . Arc Poetry Magazine #82, Winter 2017
"Terrarium" (short story). Matrix Magazine #105, Summer 2016
“Pacific Standard” (short story), Triangulation: Lost Voices. Parsec Ink, Pittsburgh, 2015
Glass Studio (poetry minichapbook). Phafours Press, Ottawa, 2015
“Translation” and “Hurt-coloured canvas” (poems). Matrix Magazine #102, Summer 2015
“Word of caution” (poem)., August 2015
Where No One Can See You (poetry chapbook). AngelHousePress, Ottawa, 2014
“Finite time in an infinite universe” (poem), . Grain: the journal of eclectic writing, #41.1, Fall 2013
Decalogue: ten Ottawa poets (anthology). Chaudiere Books, 2006
Scalpel, Tea and Shot Glass (poetry chapbook). above/ground press, Ottawa, 2004
"Let me tell you something, sweetheart, Or, Dear capitalist” (poem). Collective Unrest (magazine), 2019
“Leaving a light on”. Hamilton Arts & Letters (magazine), 2019
Motherhood in Precarious Times (co-ed, anthology). Demeter Press, 2018


Finalist, Alberta Magazine Showcase Awards, Fiction category for "Handcrafting," On Spec: The Canadian magazine of the fantastic #97, 2015
Tangent Online Recommended Reading List for "Pacific Standard," Triangulation: Lost Voices (Parsec Ink, Pittsburgh), 2015
Local Light for Tree Reading Series, Ottawa, 2013
Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Fiction Competition for "Alumni magazine, classified ad", 2003
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: