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Trish Shields

Author's Bio

Trish Shields was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, but grew up in Europe. She has studied creative writing at the Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. 'Soul Speak', a book of poetry published by Troubadour Books, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2001. Trish has two books of poetry published and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies. Her first fictional novel, ‘Inferno’ is published by Baycrest Books. Trish’s poetry and short stories have been published internationally. Her first chapbook, Coast Lines, is co-authored by Katherine L. Gordon, released in February 2007. Her new book, Ribbons of Fire, published by Skywing Press, is due late 2008.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Coast Lines: Canadian Poets Communicate (Katherine L. Gordon, 2007), Inferno (Baycrest Books, 2003), Spirit Harvest (Dare2Dream Publishing, 2002), Soul Speak (Troubadour, 2001)
Anthologies:
Agua Terra, Anthology Three (Ascent Aspirations, 2007), Myth Weavers: Canadian Myths and Legends (Serengeti Press, 2007), Boomerang (League of Canadian Poets, 2006), Hurricane Anthology: Washing the Color of Water Golden (Sun Rising Poetry Press, 2006), The Future Looks Bright, Book One (InnerSurf Publishing, 2006), Elan, A Regina Weese Collection (Wingate Press, 2005), Sharing the Dark, Encounters With The Abyss (Passion Among the Cacti Press, 2005), Infinite Pleasures (Intaglio Publications, 2004), No Love Lost 3 (Hidden Brook Press, 2004), Oval Victory (Hidden Brook Press, 2002), A Time of Trial (Hidden Brook Press, 2001)
Journals:
Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Connections, PFlag Canada, Moonset, Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Taj Mahal Review, Weird Sisters West Magazine
Prizes:
2001 Nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, poetry, Soul Speak 2008 Sakura Award, haiku, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
When Time Ran Out: Coming of Age in the Third Reich by Frederic Zeller, Feast of Equinox by Katherine L. Gordon

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: March 31, 2008

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Pacific Islander
Prefers to work with:
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Born in:
Moose Jaw, SK
Raised in:
Europe

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