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Brenda Levy Tate

Author's Bio

I live in southwest Nova Scotia, Canada, a region which has deeply influenced my personal history in almost every aspect. I spent my working life as a senior high teacher, and still substitute-teach even in retirement. While most of my poems are intended for adult readers, I've also been inspired by a succession of memorable young people to write about issues that concern them. I especially enjoy doing poetry workshops for and with teenagers. I have presented adult workshops in my local area and - true to my drama-teacher persona - I'm always delighted to give readings.

Publications and Prizes

Wingflash (The Pink Petticoat Press, 2011), Cleansing (Rising Tide Press, 2005)
Beeline (Lopside Press, 2007)
Tipping the Sacred Cow (Fortunate Childe Publications, 2011), Vintage (Fortunate Childe Publications, 2011), Postcards from Eve (Fortunate Childe Publications, 2010), Lilith (Fortunate Childe Publications, 2009), Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets (Biblioasis Press, 2008)
Contemporary American Voices, Epicenter, Lily Lit Review, Soundzine, Victorian Violet Press & Journal
IBPC (Web del Sol) - included in Top Ten Poets of the Decade for IBPC, 2002-2010; Poetry SuperHighway Contest 2011 - 2nd Place for "Bargain"; Poetry SuperHighway Contest 2009 - 3rd Place for "Thanatopia"; Winning Writers War Poetry Competition 2007 - HM: "Leaving the Lee Shore"; IBPC 1st Place May 2004: "I No Gone Cat, You Just Not See Me"; IBPC 3rd Place March 2007: "Show But Never Tell"; IBPC 1st Place December 2007: "Ruth in Ward 3A Imagines Herself as a Tree"; IBPC 1st Place March 2008; then HM for 2007-08 Poem of the Year: "Carol for the Brokenhearted"; IBPC 2nd Place April 2008; then HM for 2007-08 Poem of the Year: "Spring Dance"; IBPC 1st Place August 2008: "Tsunami Prelude"; IBPC 3rd Place December 2008: "Momento Mori"; IBPC 1st Place March 2009: "I, Raptor"; IBPC HM January 2011: "The Forgetting Water"; IBPC 2nd Place October 2011: "In the Beginning"; IBPC 2nd Place November 2011: "Hurricane Weather"; 2010 - Pushcart nomination from Fortunate Childe Publications for "Carol for the Brokenhearted"; 2010 - Pushcart nomination from Victorian Violet Press for "Once Woman in the Inn Garden"; 2011 - Pushcart nomination from Fortunate Childe Publications for "Tern, Tern, Tern"; 2011 - Pushcart nominations from The Pink Petticoat Press for "I No Gone Cat, You Just Not See Me" and for "Calving Season" (prose-poetry)

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Sydney, NS
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Wolfville, NS

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