Carolyn Smart

Carolyn Smart was born in England and moved to Canada at the age of six. She has lived in Ottawa, Toronto, and Winnipeg, and since 1983 has grown lilies and vegetables on a farm in the country north of Kingston.

Carolyn?s previous collections of poetry have been Swimmers in Oblivion (York Publishing, 1981), Power Sources (Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1982), Stoning the Moon (Oberon Press, 1986) and The Way to Come Home (Brick Books, 1993). Her memoir At the End of the Daywas published by Penumbra Press in 2001, and a section of that book won 1st prize in the CBC Radio Literary Contest, Personal Essay Category. Her poems have appeared in over 100 magazines and anthologies, and several have been translated into Spanish, German, Hindi and Japanese. Her long poem ?The Sound of the Birds? was runner-up for the National Magazine Award in 1993.

She has taught Creative Writing in workshops as well as on-line for Writers in Electronic Residence, and since 1989 has been in charge of the Creative Writing programme at Queen?s University. She is the founder of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers.

On the web

  • Brick Books

  • Canadian Poetry Online: University of Toronto Libraries

  • Carolyn Smart Twitter