by George J. Dance

Natalee caple

Natalee Caple. Courtesy Filling Station.

Natalee Caple (born 1970) is a Canadian poet, fiction writer, and academic.


Caple was born in Montreal, Quebec.[1] In 1981 she moved with her family to Toronto, Ontario.[2]

Caple earned a B.A. in English from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. in English from York University.[2]

In 2004 Caple moved to Calgary, where she married her husband, Jeremy. The couple have twin daughters.[2] She received a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary.[3] In 2011 Caple returned to Ontario, with her husband and daughters.[2]

She is an assistant professor of English language and literature at Brock University[3]

She has been editor of the Toronto literary magazine Queen Street Quarterly. Her writing has appeared in literary journals and magazines throughout North America, including Canadian Literature, Descant, Malahat Review, Matrix, and The New Quarterly.[1]

She has also written a play, iRobot, which has been staged several times.[3]


Caple's poetry collection A More Tender Ocean was nominated for a Gerald Lampert Award.[4]



  • The Price of Acorn. Buffalo, NY: Meow Press, 1996.
  • A More Tender Ocean. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2000. ISBN 1-55245-057-0
  • The Semiconducting Dictionary: Our Strindberg. Toronto: MisFit, 2010.
  • Love in the Cthulucene (Chthulucene). Hamilton, ON: James Street North Books, 2019.


  • The Plight of Happy People in an Ordinary World: A novel. Toronto: Anansi, 1999. ISBN 0-88784-633-5
  • Mackerel Sky. Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2004; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
  • In Calamity's Wake: A novel. Toronto & New York: HarperCollins, 2013.

Short fictionEdit


  • The Notebooks: Interviews and new fiction from young contemporary authors (edited with Michelle Berry). Toronto: Anchor Canada, 2002. ISBN 0-385-65827-3
Natalee Caple reads from The Semiconducting Dictionary

Natalee Caple reads from The Semiconducting Dictionary

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[5]

See alsoEdit

List of Canadian poets



  1. 1.0 1.1 Natalee Caple, Insomniac Press. Web, May 24, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Bio, Web, May 24, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Natelee Caple, Faculty of Humanities, Brock University. Web, May 24, 2014.
  4. Natalee Caple, Author Listing, ECW Press. Web, May 24, 2014.
  5. Search results = au:Natalee Caple, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 24, 2014.

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