West Coast poet Daphne Marlatt has been writing and publishing for four decades. Her titles include Vancouver Poems, Steveston, Touch to my Tongue, This Tremor Love Is and the novels Ana Historic and Taken. Her recent novelistic long poem The Given received the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Award. Also in 2009, Talonbooks released her international award-winning contemporary noh play, The Gull, with photographs from the 2006 Pangaea Arts production. In 2011, the chamber opera “Shadow Catch,” for which she wrote the libretto, was produced by Pro Musica at The Firehall Centre for the Arts in Vancouver. From 2010 to 2012 she served as Associate Director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio. She was recently awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award (2012). Talonbooks will be releasing a double series of her poems about the city, Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now in 2013.
Courses taught by Daphne Marlatt at TNSoW: