Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Johanna Skibsrud

Johanna Skibsrud was born in Meadowville, Nova Scotia, and completed her MA in English and Creative Writing at Montreal’s Concordia University in 2005. Her work has appeared in Prism International, Exile, The Antigonish Review, and is forthcoming in The Fiddlehead. Her first collection of poetry, Late Nights with Wild Cowboys was published in April, 2008 by Gaspereau Press. The title poem, like many of the poems within the collection, follows the narrator’s search for a way of living and understanding the world that is constantly both more exact and exacting. In 2006, Johanna was runner-up in Lichen’s “Tracking a Serial Poet” contest, and placed first in the Stickman Review’s short fiction contest. Her limited-edition chapbook, The Electric Man, was published in 2005 through Delirium Press. Johanna is currently working on a novel, and will begin a doctorate program in English at the University of New Brunswick in the fall. (Photo by Moez Surani.)

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