- Marie Elyse St.George was born in Ontario and has lived for almost 40 years in Saskatoon where she raised two sons. She is an artist and poet who uses the interaction between writing and visual art to inform her work and has studied and exhibited in the UK, the US, and Canada, winning awards in both disciplines from the League of Canadian Poets, the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild and The New Hampshire Art Association.. Her work has appeared on the jackets of several well-known Canadian writers such as Lois Simmie, Bonnie Burnard, Byrna Barclay, as well as Grain magazine...and in 1995 she collaborated with Anne Szumigalski on “Voice"..(Coteau Books), which won the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1995 and later “Fear of Knives” (Hagios). Her poetry has appearing in several anthologies and literary magazines. Her first book of poetry “White Lions In The Afternoon”, was followed more recently by “Once In A Blue Moon” an artist’s life” , (Coteau Books). It’s an engaging and amusing memoir of a childhood on an Ontario farm, experiences abroad, and the expanding art and literary scene in Saskatchewan. using prose, poetry, and visual art that includes insights and reflections on art and writing. In 2006 it won the Saskatchewan Book Award for non-fiction. In 2009 she participated in the National Poetry Face-off and has had poetry and short stories aired on CBC.
Currently she and her husband Bruce, live in a condo on Broadway overlooking the river. Although age and arthritis has curtailed her visual art somewhat, she enjoys cartooning, Jazz and Bach, a good mystery novel, but is still writing whenever possible.