Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to announce that this year's Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award nominees have been invited to share their work at Government House in celebration of Poetry Month. The event, which is put on by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, will take place on April 15th.
Chef, poet and food advocate, dee Hobsbawn-Smith is an award winning freelance food writer and culinary educator. Between 2001 and 2008, she wrote a weekly column, “The Curious Cook” in the Calgary Herald. Hobsbawn-Smith is the author of 6 books, the most recent of which is Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet. She lives on a farm just outside Saskatoon with fellow author Dave Margoshes, where she is currently earning her MFA in writing at the University of Saskatchewan. Wildness Rushing In is her first poetry collection. It is also nominated for the University of Regina Book of the Year Award.
Judith Krause is a Regina writer, editor and teacher whose work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College as well as a BA and BEd from the University of Regina. She has edited a number of poetry collections and co-edited the anthology Out of Place with Ven Begamudre. Her earlier publications include four poetry collections: What We Bring Home (1986), Half the Sky (1994), Silk Routes of the Body (2001), and Mongrel Love (2008) and a collaborative chapbook, blue transport/ the insistence of green (2007). Krause is a two-time recipient of the City of Regina Writing Award, co-winner of the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and has been awarded residencies and fellowships in the U.S. She is currently serving as the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate.
Bruce Rice has published five books of poetry. Bruce's first collection, Daniel, (1988) received the Canadian Authors Association Award. He has twice been longlisted in the CBC/Canada Writes competition. His children's book, Dorothy McMoogle with Kumquat and Bugle was published in 2013. Born in northern British Columbia, Bruce grew up in Prince Albert and spent a decade in the Maritimes obtaining his B.A. and Masters. He now lives and works in Regina.