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Bren Simmers

Photo: Vivienne McMaster 2014

Bren Simmers is the author of two collections of poetry, Hastings-Sunrise (Nightwood Editions, 2015) and Night Gears (Wolsak and Wynn, 2010). She is the winner of an Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Award, was a finalist for The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize and has been twice longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan, 2013). She currently lives in Squamish, BC.


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Night Gears. Wolsak and Wynn, 2010
Hastings-Sunrise. Nightwood Editions, 2015


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
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