Friday, March 8, 2013

International Woman's Day

It's International Woman's day and to celebrate I started to make a list of women poets I really liked.  But that list was not working, my fault, not the women.

Instead I decided to raid my shelves and list ALL the Canadian Women Poets I have on my bookshelves.  In order to get on my shelf - it has to be a book, chapbook or manuscript.  All of the following fall into those three groups.

If you think there is someone I should read that I haven't listed, send it along with two crying Charlies and I'll write about everything I receive.

Women Poets of Canada on Michael's Shelf

Gil Adamson
Mona Elaine Adilman
Catherine Ahearn
Sandra Alland
Jan Allen
Lillian Allen
Gay Allison
Mauguerite Anderson
Teruko Anderson-Jones
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Avison

Maya Bannerman
Jay Bartley
Rita Barus
Rhonda Batchelor
Jill Battson
Sharon Berg
Julie Berry
Patricia Bertrand
Marie-Claire Blais
Roma Bloom
Marianne Bluger
Ella Borrow
Stephanie Bolster
Roo Borson
Marilyn Bowering
Shannon Bramer
Dionne Brand
Di Brandt
Diana Brebner
Lucy Brennan
Elisabeth Brewster
Nicole Brossard
Ronnie Brown
Julie Bruck
Diana Fitzgerald Bryden
Alice Burdick
Kay Burkman
Candice Adamson Burstow

Heather Cadsby
Anne Cameron
Katie Campbell
Natalie Caple
Barbara Carey
Anne Carson
Terry Ann Carter
Carole Chambers
May Chan
Nancy Chater
Margaret Christakos
Anne Cimon
Jan Conn
Karen Connelly
Rosalind Conway
Meira Cook
Marlene Cookshaw
Olga Costopoulos
Dani Couture
Jeni Couzyn
Isabella Valancy Crawford
Lynn Crosbie
Lorna Crozier
M. E. Csamer

Marita Dachel
Mary Dalton
Jacqueline d'Amboise
Kateri Damm
Bonnie Day
Denise DeMoura
Michelle Desbarats
Alexa DeWiel
Ann Diamond
Jane Dick
Mary DiMichele
Helene Dorion
Candice Jane Dorsey
Susan Downe
Mary Downey
Marme Duff
Dorothy Dumbrille
Donna Dunlop

Deborah Eibel
Lori Emerson
Susan Elmslie
Ramabai Espinet

Laura Farina
Dorothy Farmiloe
Beatrice Ferneyhough
Mona Fertig
Marya Fiamengo
Ellen Field
Joan Finnegan
Judith Fitzgerald
Brenda Fleet
Jennifer Footman
Cathy Ford
Kathleen Forsythe
Gail Fox
Elyse Friedman
Elaine Freeman

Maxine Gadd
Madeline Gagnon
Elizabeth Galvin
Mary Gervais
Shirley Gibson
Maureen Gaude
Susan Glickman
Beth Goobie
Phyllis Gotlieb
Mona Gould
Nora Gould
Neile Graham
Carolyn Grasser
Leslie Greentree

Heather Holly
Natalie Hanna
Robin Hannah
Sally Harasym
Mary Frances Haws
Elizabeth Harper
Claire Harris
Maureen Scott Harris
Diana Hartog
Beatriz Hausner
Anne Hebert
Maggie Helwig
Rosemary Hollingshead
Jan Horner
Aislinn Hunter
Catherine Hunter
Inge Israel
Frances Itani
Sally Ito

Maria Jacobs
Ellen S. Jaffe
Penelope Jahn
Candice James
Andrea Jarmal
Catherine Jenkins
Marvyne Jenoff
Paulette Jiles
Tannis Johnson
Jane Johnson
Elizabeth Jones
Jane Jordan

Janice Kulyk Keefer
Patricia Keeney
Penny Kemp (Penny Chalmers)
Virginia Kent-Brown
Lula Koehn
Joy Kogawa
Lynne Kositsky
Elizabeth Kouhi
Judith Krause

Sonnet L'Abbe
Barbara Landry
Sarah Lang
Claudia Lapp
Clare Latremuille
Evelyn Lau
Carol H. Leckner
Anne LeDressay
Shawna Lemay
Norma West Linder
Dorothy Livesay
Jennifer Londry
Jennifer Love Grove
Pat Lowther
Meghan Lynch
Jeanette Lynes

Karen MacCormack
Clare MacCullough
Gwendolyn MacEwen
Kerry A. MacGregor
Judy McInnes Jr.
Sunyata MacLean
Rosalind MacPhee
Jay MacPherson
Daphne Marlatt
Anne Marriott
Shiela Martindale
Jean McCallion
Maureen McCarthy
Susan McCaslin
Una McDonnell
Judy McGillivary
Sandy McIlwain
Nadine McInnis
Sue McLeod
Susan McMaster
Florence McNiel
Mary Melfi
Anne Michaels
Pauline Michel
Joni Mitchell
Erin Moure
Susan Musgrave

Leight Nash
Lillian Necakov
Joyce Nelson
Sandra Nicholls
Erin Noteboom

Libby Oughton

P.K. Page
Lisa Pasold
Gianna Patriarca
Kathryn Payne
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Ruth Roach Pierson
Marilyn Gear Pilling
Judith Pond
Robin Potter
Erica Predko
Linda Pyke

Claudia Coutu Radmore
Janic Rapoport
Janet Read
Kay Redhead
Roberta Rees
Sandra Ridley
Ali Riley
Gillian Robinson
Linda Rogers
Rose Rosberg
Helene Rosenzweig
Nancy-Gay Rotstein
Mari-Lou Rowley
Enid Delgatty Rutland

Misty Santana
Robyn Sarah
Margaret Saunders
Libby Scheier
Eleonore Schonmaier
Nancy Senior
Kathy Shaidie
Carol Shields
Rachel Simpson
Carolyn Smart
Karen Solie
Jill Solnicki
Esta Spalding
Cindy Spear
Heather Spears
Christal Steck
Nathalie Stephens
Anne Stone
Betsy Struthers
Anne Szumigalski

Sharon Theson
Eva Thanyi
Joan Thornton
Lola Lemire Tostevin
Lise Treau deCoeli
Rhea Tregebov
Jacqueline Turner
Kathy Tyler
Maxine Tynes

Lorna Uher
Priscila Uppal
Jane Urquhart

Florence Vale
Rachel Vigier
Nicola Vulpe

Miriam Waddington
Anne Walker
Anne F. Walker
Bronwen Wallace
Margaret Waller
Linda Waybrant
Leslie Webb
Phyllis Webb
Liliane Welch
Cyndela Whitney
Elana Wolff
Elizabeth Woods

Marg Yeo
Ann York
Florrie Baxter Yound
Patricia Yound

Elizabeth Zetlin
Helen Zisimatos
Carolyn Zonailo
Jan Zwicky

If I've mistakenly spelled someone's name wrong - sorry.  If I've included a man by mistake, consider yourself lucky.

Hat's off and deep respect to all of Canada's women, and to these poets.