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Leona Gom

Leona Gom was born on an isolated farm in the north Peace River district of Alberta, where she lived for 20 years. She received her B.Ed. and M.A. from the University of Alberta. She has taught at various colleges and universities, including the University of Alberta, U.B.C., and Douglas/Kwantlen Colleges in Surrey, B.C., where she edited the literary magazine Event for nearly 10 years. She has published six books of poetry and seven novels. She currently lives in White Rock, B.C., and is working on a new novel.

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After-Image. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1996.
The Collected Poems. Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1991.
The Y Chromosome. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1990.
Zero Avenue. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1989; Europe: Fisher Paperbacks, 1992.
Housebroken. Edmonton, AB: NeWest Press, 1986.
Double Negative. Sumach Press, 1998
Freeze Frame. Sumach Press. In Europe: Fischer, 1999
Hating Gladys. Sumach Press, 2002
The Exclusion Principle. Sumach, 2009
The Exclusion Principle. Sumach, 2009


Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, BC Book Prize for Housebroken, 1986.
CAA Award for Best Book of Poetry for Land of the Peace, 1980.
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