Brenda Levy Tate

78 Lake Vaughan Road RR#1
Tusket, Nova Scotia B0W3M0

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

(Rising Tide Press, 2005)
, Wingflash
(The Pink Petticoat Press, 2011)
Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets
(Biblioasis Press, 2008)
, Lilith
(Fortunate Childe Publications, 2009)
, Postcards from Eve
(Fortunate Childe Publications, 2010)
, Tipping the Sacred Cow
(Fortunate Childe Publications, 2011)
, Vintage
(Fortunate Childe Publications, 2011)
Contemporary American Voices, Epicenter, Lily Lit Review, Soundzine, Victorian Violet Press & Journal
(Lopside Press, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
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, Canada
Raised in: 
Wolfville, NS, Canada
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Last updated: Feb 01, 2012