Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Sarah Klassen is a Winnipeg poet and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in most of Canada's literary magazines. Her latest book is a story collection: A Feast of Longing, (Coteau Books, 2007), and her most recent poetry collection was A Curious Beatitude which was published by The Muses Company in 2006. Awards for her work include The Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award (2007), a National Magazine Gold Award for poetry (2000), the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (1989), as well as nominations for the CBC Literary Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the Margaret Laurence Fiction Award, and the Lansdowne Poetry Award. A former high school English teacher, she has also taught English language and literature in Lithuania and Ukraine. Last May she taught at the inaugural School of Writing at Canadian Mennonite University and is scheduled to teach there again in May 2008.