Michelle Desbarats is a Canadian poet.
Life[edit | edit source]
She grew up in Montreal and Prince Edward Island, 2 different regions that resonate in her work.
In 1998, her debut colletion of poetry, Last Child to Come Inside, was published by Carleton University Press. It turned out to be the fastest selling book of poetry that McGill-Queen's University Press (which took over Carleton) had ever had, and was still in demand almost a decade later. Last Child to Come Inside was reissued by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2014.
She performed at the Ottawa Writers' Festival in 1999 and 2003.
Recognition[edit | edit source]
She has received an Ontario Arts Council Works in Progress grant.
She was a finalist in the CBC Literary Awards, most recently in 2005.
Publications[edit | edit source]
Poetry[edit | edit source]
- Eve'n Adam. Ottawa ON: above/ground press, 1998.
- Last Child to Come Inside. Ottawa ON: Carleton University Press (Harbinger Poetry Series), 1998; Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.
Anthologized[edit | edit source]
- 15 poems in Speak! Six OmniGothic NeoFuturists. Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press, 1997.
- 9 poems in Decalogue: Ten Ottawa poets. Ottawa ON: Chaudiere Books, 2006.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Michelle Desbarats, pre-2011 bios, Ottawa International Writers' Festival, Web, July 7, 2012.
- a brief note on the poetry of Michelle Desbarats, Ottawa Poetry Newsletter, Feb. 7, 2007, Blogspot, Web, July 7, 2012.
- Max Middle, Michelle Desbarats reads in AB Series," AB Series, November 1, 2008. Blogspot, Web, Apr. 4, 2017.
- Search results = au:Michelle Desbarats, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 4, 2017.
- Cameron Anstee, Michelle Desbarats: A (sort-of) Interim Finding Aid, Cameron Anstee, June 1, 2012. Wordpress, Web, Apr. 4, 2017.
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- "Poem ("Peas") & A Brief Note on the Poetry of Michelle Desbarats at Ottawa Poetry Newsletter
- Michelle Desbarats at Amazon.com
- "Michelle Desbarats: A (sort-of) interim finding aid by Cameron Anstee