About Me

I live in Vancouver, but I grew up in a small town called Chase, which figures largely in my first book of poetry Into the Fold. I did my graduate work at the University of Calgary, a place that appears in my second book Careful. It’s also where, with a group of friends I met in creative writing classes, we started the literary magazine filling Station. I was Queensland’s inaugural poet-in-residence at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, where I wrote my third book, Seven into Even. I was a poet-in-residence on the island of Tasmania where my latest book The Ends of the Earth came to light. I teach critical and creative writing at Emily Carr University of Art and Design on Granville Island where I help artists find the space to create their books.

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Jacqueline Turner


Master of Arts in English

University of Calgary 1998

Specialization in contemporary poetry. Thesis “Into the Fold” published by ECW Press, 2000.

Bachelor of Arts in English (First Class Honours)

Univesity of Calgary 1995

Thesis “Crossing the Line” won National Honours Essay Competition sponsored by Trent University, 1995.

Diploma of Applied Arts-Journalism

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 1985

Writer In


State Government of Queensland, Australia


Inaugural Poet-in-Residence at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane July – October 2005. I performed readings, participated in panels, and conducted workshops all across Queensland.


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  • Interesting courses I've taught: The Cultural Poetics of Emotions • Blogging, YouTube, and Confession • What Was the Hipster? • The New Nostalgia

  • Check out: The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them edited by Wayde Compton and Renée Sarojini Saklikar published by Anvil Press

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