Member Profile

Kate Braid

Photo: Susan Mendel 2017

Kate Braid was born in Alberta, raised in Montreal, went to school in New Brunswick and now lives in British Columbia. For fifteen years she worked in construction as a labourer, apprentice, journey carpenter and trades instructor. She then taught creative writing (poetry and creative non-fiction) at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo (now Vancouver Island University) at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and at various workshops across the country.  She now writes full-time from her home in Vancouver and is working with musicians to explore the potential of words with music.

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Inward to the Bones: Georgia O'Keeffe's Journey with Emily Carr. Victoria, BC: Polestar. Reprinted Caitlin Press, 1998. 2010
To This Cedar Fountain. Victoria, BC: Polestar. Reprinted Caitlin Press, 1995. 2012
Red Bait! Struggle of a Mine Mill Local. with Al King. Vancouver, BC: Kingbird, 1993.
Covering Rough Ground. Victoria, BC: Polestar, 1991.
Emily Carr: Rebel Artist. XYZ (now Dundurn), 2000
The Fish Come In Dancing: Stories from the West Coast Fishery. Edited. Strawberry Hill, Lantzville, BC, 2002
In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry. Co-edited with Sandy Shreve. Polestar/Raincoast, 2005
A Well-Mannered Storm: The Glenn Gould Poems. Caitlin Press, 2008
Turning Left to the Ladies. Palimpsest Press, 2009
Elemental. Caitlin Press, 2018 forthcoming
In Fine Form 2nd edition: A Contemporary Look at Canadian Form Poetry. Co-edited with Sandy Shreve. Caitlin Press, 2016
Rough Ground Revisited. Caitlin Press, 2015
Journeywoman: Swinging A Hammer in a Man's World. Caitlin Press, 2012


Winner, Pat Lowther Award for Covering Rough Ground., 1991
Nominee,Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award for To This Cedar Fountain., 1996
2nd Place, (m)other Tongue Chapbook contest for "A Woman's Fingerprint", 1997
Nominee, Pat Lowther Award, Milton Acorn People's Poetry Prize. Winner, Vancity Book Prize for Inward to the Bones: Georgia O'Keeffe's Journey with Emily Carr, 1999
Poetry in Transit for Poems on BC buses, 2011, 2010, 2005, 1998, 1996
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