Friday, December 18, 2009
Woods Wolf Girl, Hoogland’s latest manuscript based on the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, is forthcoming with Wolsak & Wynn in 2011. Hoogland’s poetry has been shortlisted five times for the CBC literary awards. The nominations include selections from Cuba Journal (Black Moss Press, 2003) as well as her second and third books of poetry, You Are Home (Black Moss Press, 2001) and Marrying the Animals (Brick Books, 1995). Her recent awards include 1st place for "Piet the Bat" in the Saving Bannister Poetry Competition (CAA, Niagara, ON), nomination of "Poet’s Familiar" for Descant’s Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem prize (2008), and 1st prize for "Wo ist Die Wolle," in the 2007 Silver Hammer contest, run by Hammered Out magazine (Hamilton, Ontario). Hoogland is the founder and artistic director of Poetry London (www.poetrylondon.ca), an organization that brings prominent writers into lively discussion with London writers and readers. She teaches at the University of Western Ontario.