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gillian harding-russell
7 Penfold Place
Regina SK  S4V 0J7

306-789-9873 (home)
306-789-9873 (work)


  • Bio and update:

    gillian harding-russell received her PH.D from the University of Saskatchewan. Her doctorate dissertation, on postmodern Canadian poetry entitled Open Forms of Mythopoeia in post-modern Canadian poetry focusing on the poetry of Gwendolyn MacEwan and Michael Ondaatje.

    gillian harding-russell has taught at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina and through University Extension and the Sociology department. Between 1988 and 2005, she was poetry editor for Event {/I] and now works for the Event Reading Service and Manuscript Evaluation and reviews books for the onlinePrairie Fire Review of Books.


    Poems in Chapbook anthologies
    1. "Continuum," Cranberry Tree Press, 2004.IBSN: 1-894668-17-0
    2. "Delicious," Cranberry Tree Press, 2007. IBSN-13:978-1-894668-29-3.
    3. "Reportage,Cranberry Press," 2006..ISBN I-894668-26-x
    4." Ellipsis..." Cranberry Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-894668-37-8

    Poems published in anthologies
    1. Waiting for you to Speak (Mekler & Deahl,1999) p 4. IBSN:1-884206-05-0
    2. No Choice But to Trust (Mekler & Deahl, 2000.) IBSN, 1-884206-08-5
    3. The Common Sky: Poems against the US-led Invasion of Iraq (Threesquare Press, 2003) IBSN:0-9732578-0-6 (p.140).
    4. Land/Space: an anthology of speculative Prairie Literature (Tesseract, 2003), IBSN: 1-895836-92-1. (pp.98-100, 184-6).
    5. Letting Go: Poems about surviving a loss. Black Moss, 2005. IBSN 0-88753-393-0

    Published books and chapbooks of which she is sole author:
    1. At the End of the Garden (a chapbook)Regina, Green Publications, 1990.
    IBSN: 0-9691555-7-3 ( chapbook)
    2. Candles in My Head, poetry book (Ekstasis, 2001). ISBN 1-896860-83-4.
    3.Vertigo (River Books, 2004). ISBN 1-895836-79-4
    4. I forgot to tell you (Thistledown, 2007). ISBN 978-1-897235-34-8
    5. Apples and Mice (Alfred Gustav, 2008). ISBN 978-0-9811327-0-9 (chapbook)

    Periodicals :

    Her poetry and articles have appeared in anthologies as well as many journals across Canada, including The Antigonish Review, Capilano Review, CV2, Canadian Literature, Carousel, Event, The Dalhousie Review, Descant, Fiddlehead, Grain, Matrix, Open Voices, Queen's Quarterly, Windsor Review.


  • Poetry » Literary
  • Scriptwriting » Stage

Professional Services

  • Editing » Developmental/Project Editing


  • Candles in my head. Ekstasis Editions, 2001
  • I forgot to tell you. Thistledown Press, 2007
  • Vertigo. River Books, 2004

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
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