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Brebner Prize Winner Poet Sharon McCartney Reads at Collected Works

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008

On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Arc magazine is presenting an evening of poetry to coincide with their launch of Arc 59. Winners of this year's Diane Brebner Prize will be reading their winning works starting at 7:30 pm at Collected Works, 1241 Wellington Street at Holland in Ottawa, Ontario. Presenters include L.M. Rochefort, Stephen Brockwell reading Guy Simser's winning poem and Nightwood Editions' own Sharon McCartney reading from her recent release The Love Songs of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Sharon McCartney is the author of two previous poetry collections, Under the Abdominal Wall (Anvil) and Karenin Sings the Blues (Goose Lane), and the chapbook Switchgrass Stills (littlefishcartpress). Her work has been published in numerous magazines and journals including PRISM international, Event, Grain, sub-TERRAIN, Prairie Fire, Iowa City and the Malahat Review. McCartney has an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and a law degree from the University of Victoria. She works as a legal editor in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and is poetry editor for The Fiddlehead.