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dee Hobsbawn-Smith

dee Hobsbawn-Smith

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After 27 years in Calgary, dee Hobsbawn-Smith now resides on family land west of Saskatoon with her husband, the writer Dave Margoshes, and their pets. Dee's poetry, essays, fiction, food writing, and journalism has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals, websites, and anthologies in Canada and the USA. Her debut poetry collection, Wildness Rushing In, came out with Hagios Press in 2014. Her first short fiction collection, What Can't Be Undone, was published by Thistledown Press in 2015. Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet explores the issues and politics of sustainable [agri]culture in Alberta, and was published in 2012 by TouchWood Editions, and was awarded three international awards. Bread & Water: Essays was published in 2021 by University of Regina Press, and was a finalist for two SK Book Awards. She is a graduate of the MFA in Writing program and holds an MA in English, both from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She's recently completed a novel, Danceland Diary, due out in Fall 2022 with Radiant Press. She served as the 35th Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library. She is a past Poetry Editor of Grain magazine, and writes a regular column for Grainews. Please visit

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fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, food
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Bread & Water: Essays. 2021, University of Regina Press
Danceland Diary. 2022, Radiant Press
What Can't Be Undone. 2015, Thisteldown Press
Wildness Rushing In. 2014, Hagios Press
Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet. 2012, TouchWood Publishing


Best Culinary Book, HIgh Plains Book Awards for Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, 2013
World Gourmand Book Awards Food Literature, English Language, Canada for Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, 2012
Les Dames d'Escoffier MFK Fisher Award for Excellence in Food Writing, 3rd prize for Foodsehd: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, 2014
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