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Brenda Brooks

Brenda Brooks was born in Rivers, Manitoba, and grew up in various locales across the country. She graduated from York University in Toronto, and worked for many years at the Canadian Press. She now lives on Salt Spring Island, B.C., where she is working on a novel and poetry collection. She has written two poetry collections, a novel and appeared in anthologies in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.A. Her new novel, HONEY, will be published by ECW Press in Fall 2019.

Agent: Samantha Haywood, Transatlantic Agency


E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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Gotta Find Me An Angel (Novel). Vancouver, BC: Raincoast Books, 2005.
Somebody Should Kiss You. Charlottetown, PEI: Gynergy Press, 1990.
Blue Light in the Dash. Vancouver, BC: Polestar, 1994.
By Word of Mouth. ed. Lee Fleming. Charlottetown, PEI: Gynergy, 1989.
Tidelines. ed. Lee Fleming. Charlottetown, PEI: Gynergy, 1991.
Tomboys!. (Eds. Lynne Yamaguchi & Karen Barber). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Publications, 1995
Poems Between Women -- Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire. (Ed. Emma Donoghue). Columbia University Press, NY, 1997
Constellations -- Twenty Years of Stellar Poetry from Polestar. Vancouver,, 2001
The Dominion of Love -- An Anthology of Canadian Love Poems. (Ed. Tom Wayman). Harbour Publishing, 2001
In Fine Form -- The Canadian Book of Form Poetry. (Eds. Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve). Vancouver: Polestar, 2005
Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry. Mothertongue Press: Editor Fertig and Rhenisch, 2009


Shortlisted for the 2006 Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction.
Finalist for the 2005 in Canada First Novel Award.
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