Janine Canan

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Sonoma, CA 95476-4614
Phone: 
707-939-2771

Author's Bio

In Sonoma, California, award-winning author and psychiatrist Janine Canan devotes herself to planting, patients, poems and prayers. Her books include Messages from Amma; Goddesses, Goddesses: Essays by Janine Canan; Walk Now in Beauty: The Legend of Changing Woman; Journeys with Justine; and ten books of poetry including Changing Woman and In the Palace of Creation. Canan edited She Rises like the Sun: Invocations of the Goddess by Contemporary American Women Poets; and translated the poets Else Lasker-Schüler in Star in My Forehead and Francis Jammes in Under the Azure. Please visit JanineCanan.com.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Changing Woman
(Scars Publications, 2000)
, Goddesses, Goddesses: Essays
(Regent Press, 2007)
, Her Magnificent Body
(Manroot, 1986)
, In the Palace of Creation: Selected Poems 1969-1999
(Scars Publications, 2002)
, Journeys with Justine
(Regent Press, 2007)
, Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart
(Celestial Arts Publishing, 2004)
, Of Your Seed
(Oyez, 1977)
, Star in My Forehead: Selected Poems by Else Lasker-Schueler (translations)
(Holy Cow! Press, 2000)
, The Rhyme of the Ag-ed Mariness: Last Poems of Lynn Lonidier (edited)
(Station Hill Press, 2001)
, Under the Azure: Poems of Francis Jammes
(Littlefox Press, 2010)
, Walk Now in Beauty: The Legend of Changing Woman
(Regent Press, 2007)
Anthologies: 
American Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century
(4 Walls 8 Windows, 1996)
, Animal Blessings
(HarperSanFrancisco, 2000)
, Get Well Wishes
(HarperSanFrancisco, 2000)
, Miracles of Motherhood
(Hachette Litteratures, 2007)
, Mirror, Mirror
(Midmarch Arts Press, 2010)
, New Directions 42
(New Directions, 1981)
, Pocket Prayers
(Chronicle Books, 2006)
, The Divine Feminine
(Conari Press, 1996)
, Where We Find Ourselves
(SUNY Press, 2007)
, WomanPrayers
(HarperSanFrancisco, 2003)
, Women Poets of the World
(Macmillan, 1983)
Prizes Won: 
2005 Kiriyama Prize nominee for Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart. 2004 Spirituality & Health Magazine’s “Best Spiritual Books of 2004” for Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart. 4/2004 Longstoryshort’s “Story of the Month” for “A Good Laugh.” 10/2000 Small Press Review's "Pick of the Month" for Changing Woman. 4/2000 City Lights Bookstore’s "Poetry Favorite" for Star in My Forehead: Selected Poems by Else Lasker-Schueler. 3/2000 Independent Booksellers' Book Sense 76 for Star in My Forehead: Selected Poems by Else Lasker-Schüler. 1997 Poetalk Quarterly Award from the San Francisco Bay Area Poets' Coalition for the poem "The Stones". 1996 Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Contest First Prize for the poem "Sarangi Sorrow". 1990 Susan Koppelman Award for best-edited feminist work for She Rises like the Sun: Invocations of the Goddess by Contemporary American Women Poets. 1988 American Poetry Association Award for the poem "Conversation". 1982 Pushcart Prize Nomination for the poem "Childhood" published in Conditions. 1977 National Endowment for the Arts Publication Grant to Oyez Press for Of Your Seed.

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
French, German
Born in: 
Los Angeles
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
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Last updated: Oct 01, 2010