Nicole Markotic is a fiction writer and poet who has published two novels and two books of poetry. Her first novel, Yellow Pages: a Catalogue of Intentions, was a prose narrative about Alexander Graham Bell. She has also published two books of poetry, Connect the Dots and Minotaurs & Other Alphabets and a chapbook, more excess, which won the bpNichol Poetry Chapbook Award. A former resident of Calgary, she now teaches English Literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Dr. Markotic specializes in the subjects of Canadian Literature, Poetry, Children's Literature, Disability in Film and Disability in Literature and she wrote a critical book on disability in film. She is also the Managing Editor of the chapbook series, Wrinkle Press.
Venture out to one of these great literary events in your area this week, including the Trillium Award 30th Anniversary Readings in Ottawa and the Read Local BC readings (x2!) in Vancouver.
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ALERT aspiring poets: two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and you can write about both of them in your very own, made-it-yourself chapbook in today's edition of do-lit-yourself. All it takes is ten minutes and a couple of household items, so you could make one for your potential ... Read more
As National Poetry Month draws to a close, we only have a few more stops on our Poetry City tour. Today's poem finds us in La Belle Province, in Montreal to be specific, in a addition to a few other geographical locations. From award-winning poet Nicole Markotić, "Not Christakos ... Read more
Poetry lovers, it's that time of year once again, the most wonderful time of year... it's National Poetry Month! Pardon us for our excitement, but as a group of Canadian literary publishers that has produced 160 poetry collections over the last year alone, NPM is like Christmas, ... Read more
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