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Elizabeth Philips



  • Elizabeth Philips is the author of four collections of poetry: Time in a Green Country (Coteau Books, 1990), Beyond my Keeping (Coteau Books, 1995), A Blue with Blood in it (Coteau Books, 2000), and Torch River (Brick Books, 2007). She is a two-time winner of the Saskatchewan Book Awards’ Poetry Award for the best book of poetry published in a given year. She has extensive experience as an editor and teacher of creative writing. She has edited over 30 books of poetry and fiction for various publishers, and was Editor of the literary magazine Grain from 1998 to 2003. She has taught creative writing in various programs across Canada, including the Sage Hill Writing Experience and all three of Banff’s creative writing programs. She has worked as a freelance magazine journalist, publishing articles in a wide variety of magazines, such as Equinox, Western Living, and Saskatchewan Business. She has published poems in Canadian, American and British literary magazines and has work in the Best Canadian Poetry in English (2008) anthology. Elizabeth Philips has read in various venues across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Halifax, Fredericton, and Antigonish. She was recently appointed Director of the Banff Centre’s Writing with Style program. She lives in Saskatoon.

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