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Claudia Coutu Radmore

Claudia Coutu Radmore

Photo: Jacques Pontbriand

Claudia’s poems won the 2009 National Capital Region Canadian Author's Award for Poetry Accidentals (2011, Apt. 9 Press, Ottawa) won the bpNichol Chapbook Award.

Claudia Coutu Radmore's lyric poetry has been published in Psychopoetica, and Acta Victoriana. Her work in Japanese form has been published internationally, and she is known as an editor for these forms. In lyric poetry, Claudia won the 2009 National Capital Canadian Author's Award for Poetry. Her work is included in Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament, Mansfield Press, 2010, and Pith & Wry: Canadian Poetry, Scrivener Press, 2010, edited by Susan McMaster, I Found It at the Movies, edited by Ruth Roach Pierson.

'the Breast for Sappiness' was included in Best Canadian Poetry, 2019.

Her work has been published in the Canadian edition of Sugarmule, Arc, Prairie Fire, Filling Station, CV2, The Antigonish Review, Qwerty,, Cede, and in other publications. 

Her poem 'where language forms' won second prize in Prairie Fire’s Bliss Carman Awards, and the poem 'argle bargle eructation' was shortlisted in the first Annual Lemon Hound Poetry Contest.

Her Fogo Island poem was shortlisted in the 2017 Malahat long poem contest. 

She has been a co-director of the Tree Reading Series, organized the annual Tree Chapbook Contest and has been on the editorial boards of The Bywords Journal and ARC Poetry Magazine.

Her collection Your Hands Discover Me/ Tes mains me découvrent, in English and French, was published in May 2010 by Éditions du tanka francophone, Montreal.

For several years, Claudia was editor of the Haiku Canada Antholgy, as well as co-editor of Touch of a Moth, Haiku Canada’s 40th year Anniversary and Wordless, the 45th Anniversary Anthology.

a minute or two/ without remembering, (Two Currents Press, 2010) was launched in October, 2010. In these poems in the voices of Claudia's actual New France ancestors, the reader discovers what is was like to live as a habitant near Montreal in the years 1671 - 1792.

Claudia won the Backwater Review Hinterland Award for Prose in 1997.

She wrote the foreword to, and edited, Arctic Twilight: Leonard Budgell and the Changing North (Blue Butterfly Books, Toronto). A collection of letters written by Hudson Bay post manager Leonard Budgell, Twilight was launched in Senator William Romkey's office on Parliament Hill on March 31st, 2010.

Accidentals for Apt. 9 Press, Ottawa, won the bpNichol Chapbook Award in 2011
Cyclone Vanuatu. 2015 catkin press, Carleton Place

Augmentation on a Sunday in Winter. 2014, catkin press, Carleton Place

Three Sets of Literary Haibun, 2015, catkin press, Carleton Place

the business of isness. 2018, Éditions des petits nuages, Ottawa

fish spine picked clean. 2019, Éditions des petits nuages, Ottawa

on fogo. Alfred Gustav Press, 2018, Vancouver

camera obscura. 2019, above/ground Press, Ottawa

rabbit. 2020, Aeolus House Press, Toronto

Park Ex Girl: Life With Gasometer. 2020, Shoreline Press, Montreal

Carleton Place


Arctic Twilight: Leonard Budgell and the Changing North. Butterfly Books, Toronto, 2010
Your Hands Discover Me/ Tes mains me découvrent.


Your Hands Discover Me/ Tes mains me découvrent for Éditions du tanka francophone, Montreal, 2010
Accidentals for Apt. 9 Press, Ottawa, 2011
Cyclone Vanuatu for catkin press, 2015
Three Sets of Literary Haibun for catkin press, 2015
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Lyric Poetry, Japanese poetry forms, poetry and history, poetry and genealogy, publishing
Grades 7 - 12
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