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No rhyme, no reason: Poetry as sense making in a senseless world
Sue Goyette lives in K'jipuktuk (Halifax). She has published a novel and eight collections of poetry, including Ocean (winner of the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award and finalist for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize), The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl, Penelope and Anthesis. Her latest collection, Monoculture: monologues is forthcoming from Gaspereau Press in spring 2022. Goyette is the editor of the 2014 Best of Canadian Poetry Anthology, the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, and Resistance, (University of Regina Press, May 2021). Her work has been translated into German, French and Spanish and has won the CBC Literary Award for Poetry, the Earle Birney Award, The Bliss Carman Poetry Award, the Pat Lowther Award, The Atlantic Independent Booksellers Choice Award, the ReLit Award, the 2016, 2014 and 2012 J.M. Abraham Poetry Awards and a National Magazine Award. Sue teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University and is the current Poet Laureate of HRM. Arts, Medicine and #Life is a series, hosted by internist, writer, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton, that features world-renowned doctors speaking about their area of interest and expertise on as far-ranging topics as mindfulness, work-life balance and social accountability.
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