Cookshaw, Marlene 1953-
COOKSHAW, Marlene 1953-
Born 1953, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Education: Attended University of Victoria.
Home—4305 Corbett Rd., Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada V0N 2M1.
Poet. Victoria School of Writing, faculty member and workshop presenter.
First prize, poem of the year, Arc, 1997; first prize, national poetry contest, League of Canadian Poets, 1997; Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, 1999; Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry, 2000.
Personal Luggage, Coach House Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1984.
The Whole Elephant (poetry), Brick Books (London, Ontario, Canada), 1984.
Coupling (chapbook; prose poetry), Outlaw Editions (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 1994.
Bottomland: Poems (chapbook), Reference West (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 1995.
Double Somersaults (poetry), Brick Books (London, Ontario, Canada), 1999.
Work represented in anthologies, including Frictions, Second Story Press, 1989; The Macmillan Anthology 3, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1990; and Meltwater, Banff Centre Press, 1998. Contributor of poetry to literary magazines, including Matrix, Descant, Grain, Northern Light, and Fiddlehead. Editor, Malahat Review.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Canadian Literature, summer, 1991, Susan Rudy Dorscht, review of The Whole Elephant, p. 160.*