Thursday, October 16, 2008
Betsy Struthers has published eight books of poetry and three novels as well as co-editing an anthology of essays about teaching poetry. In 2004 she won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. In 1994 she received the Silver Medal in the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award. She was short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award in 1993. A past president of the League of Canadian Poets, she has read her work across Canada as well as in Australia and the USA. Her poems and fiction have been published in many anthologies (most recently, In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry and Going Top Shelf: An Anthology of Canadian Hockey Poetry). She teaches writing to students of all ages from kindergarten to adults. A resident of Peterborough since 1977, Struthers works for Broadview Press as a freelance editor. Her latest book is Where the Night Comes Closest from Black Moss Press.