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Janet Barkhouse

Photo: Greg Howard 2017

Janet Barkhouse is a poet and writer. Her publications for children include a chapter book of creative non-fiction, Sable Island – Imagine!, the text for Pit Pony: The Picture Book, and most recently Keeper of the Light. Her literary fiction has been broadcast by CBC radio and published by RoomRiddle Fence, CV2, LRC, Dalhousie Review, Nashwaak Review are among the journals that have published her poems. A chapbook of her  poems, Silence, is available through Lexicon Books. 2013-14, Barkhouse was an artist in residence (writing) at Dalhousie University Medical School, through their Humanities-HEALS program. 

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Sable Island - Imagine!. Toronto: Curriculum Plus, 2010
Salt Lines Anthology. NS: Backalong Books. Ed. Lorri Neilsen Glenn and Carsten Knox, 2012
Pit Pony: The Picture Book. Formac, 2012
Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s. Anthology.. Guernica Editions. Ed. Lorri Neilsen Glenn, 2013
Keeper of the Light. Formac, 2016
Silence: Poems by Janet Barkhouse. Mid-Drumlin Press, 2015


Atlantic Writing Competition for Poetry, 2007
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