Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Daphne Marlatt was born in Australia. After moving from Malaysia to Vancouver in 1951, she obtained a BA from the University of British Columbia in 1964, an MA in Comparative Literature from Indiana University in 1968, and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1996. After publishing poetry for many years, she published two novels, Ana Historic (1988) and Taken (1996), and numerous critical articles. She is currently writer-in- residence at McMaster University. Daphne Marlatt’s last book of poetry was This Tremor Love Is. It is a memory book—an album of love poems spanning twenty-five years, from her first writing of what was to become the opening section, “A Lost Book,” to later, more recent sequences.