Trish Shields

350 Panorama Crescent
Courtenay V9N 6V2
(250) 334-1610

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

Coast Lines: Canadian Poets Communicate
(Katherine L. Gordon, 2007)
, Inferno
(Baycrest Books, 2003)
, Soul Speak
(Troubadour, 2001)
, Spirit Harvest
(Dare2Dream Publishing, 2002)
A Time of Trial
(Hidden Brook Press, 2001)
, Agua Terra, Anthology Three
(Ascent Aspirations, 2007)
, Boomerang
(League of Canadian Poets, 2006)
, Elan, A Regina Weese Collection
(Wingate Press, 2005)
, Hurricane Anthology: Washing the Color of Water Golden
(Sun Rising Poetry Press, 2006)
, Infinite Pleasures
(Intaglio Publications, 2004)
, Myth Weavers: Canadian Myths and Legends
(Serengeti Press, 2007)
, No Love Lost 3
(Hidden Brook Press, 2004)
, Oval Victory
(Hidden Brook Press, 2002)
, Sharing the Dark, Encounters With The Abyss
(Passion Among the Cacti Press, 2005)
, The Future Looks Bright, Book One
(InnerSurf Publishing, 2006)
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 Won: 
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

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Caucasian, Pacific Islander
Prefers to work with: 
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Born in: 
Moose Jaw, Canada
Raised in: 
Europe, NONE, Canada
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Last updated: Mar 31, 2008