Starting Out: Angst and Uncertainty

Maureen Scott Harris (2:20)

Maureen Scott Harris talks about her start in poetry and how she developed her love of language.

Tagged with: inspiration, starting out, growing up.

Poet and essayist Maureen Scott Harris was born in Prince Rupert, grew up in Winnipeg, and lives in Toronto. She has published two collections of poems: A Possible Landscape (Brick Books, 1993) and Drowning Lessons (Pedlar Press, 2004), which was awarded the 2005 Trillium Prize for Poetry. She has twice won second prize in CV2’s poetry contests. Pedlar Press published her third collection, Slow Curve Out, in fall 2012.

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