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Bren Simmers

Photo: Vivienne McMaster 2014

Bren Simmers is the author of two books of poetry, Night Gears (2010) and Hastings-Sunrise (2015), which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Narratives of the Lost, a chapbook that combines poetry with photography and drawings was published by JackPine Press in 2018. Pivot Point, a lyrical memoir about a wilderness canoe trip, was published by Gaspereau Press in fall 2019. After a couple of nomadic years, she now lives in PEI.

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Night Gears. Wolsak and Wynn, 2010
Hastings-Sunrise. Nightwood Editions, 2015
Narratives of the Lost. JackPine Press, 2018
Pivot Point. Gaspereau Press, 2019


Poem of the Year Award for Arc Poetry Magazine, 2006
Honourable Mention, Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for Poetry, 2006
Finalist, The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, 2011
Longlisted, CBC Prize for Poetry, 2012, 2013
Finalist, City of Vancouver Book Award, 2015
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