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Pamela Porter

Pamela Porter

Pamela Porter is the author of ten collections of poetry, two verse novels, and a novel and picture book for children. Her poetry collection, Cathedral, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award, and her poems have won the Vallum Magazine Poem of the Year Award, the Prism International Grand Prize in Poetry, the FreeFall Poetry Prize, and have been shortlisted four times for the CBC literary awards. Her verse novel,The Crazy Man, won the 2005 Governor General’s Award, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award, and other accolades. M. Travis Lane has written, “Porter’s poems are pervaded with a sense of grace, of mercy, beauty and benediction.” Pamela resides with gratitude on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ nation with her family and a menagerie of rescued horses, dogs, and cats, including a formerly wild mustang.

Sidney, BC


Stones Call Out. Regina, SK: Coteau Books, 2006.
The Crazy Man. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2005.
Sky. Regina, SK: Groundwood Books, 2004.
The Intelligence of Animals. The Backwaters Press, 2008
Yellow Moon, Apple Moon. Groundwood Books, 2008
I'll Be Watching. Groundwood Books, 2011
Cathedral. Ronsdale Press, 2010
No Ordinary Place. Ronsdale Press, 2012
Late Moon. Ronsdale Press, 2013


Governor General's Award, Children's Literature for The Crazy Man, 2005.
Texas Institute of Letters, Friends of the Austin Public Library Award for Young Adult Book for The Crazy Man, 2006.
Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 20006
Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award for Children, 2006
TD Canadian Literature Award, 2006
Hackmatack Award, 2007
OLA Golden Oak Award, 2007
Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2007
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2007
Red Cedar Award, 2008
Jane Addams Foundation Honor Book for The Crazy Man, 2006
Vallum Magazine Poem of the Year Award, 2010
Prism International Grand Prize for Poetry, 2011
Pat Lowther Award Shortlist for Cathedral, 2011
FreeFall Magazine Poetry Award, 2012
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