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Jean Van Loon

Jean Van Loon

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JEAN VAN LOON has published short prose, poetry, and reviews in Canadian literary magazines across the country. Her second poetry book, Nuclear Family, will be published April 2022 by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Her first collection, Building on River (Cormorant Books, 2018) was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award. Her story, “Stardust,” published in the Queen’s Quarterly, was selected for Journey Prize Stories 19.  She holds a graduate diploma in creative writing from the Humber School of Writing and an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and attended the Sage Hill Poetry Colloquium in 2017. Facebook @ Jean Van Loon; Twitter @ JeanVanloon.

Ottawa, unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation
poetry and short fiction.
I write professionally in the following language(s):


NUCLEAR FAMILY - Poems. 2022, McGill-Queen's University Press, Hugh MacLennan poetry series
BUILDING ON RIVER. 2018, Cormorant Books


Ottawa Book Award Finalist for BUILDING ON RIVER - Poems, 2019
"Stardust" for JOURNEY PRIZE STORIES 19, 2007
"Account of a Trip to Tuscany together with Certain Useful Italian Phrases" for Prizewinner in Prairie Fire annual competition for Creative Non-Fiction, 2012
"Thunder Lake" for Winner, The New Quarterly's Summer Place fiction contest., 2004
Beholden for Finalist in the Malahat Review's Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction, 2005
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: