Denise Cammiade lived in Victoria, British Columbia, and worked at Munro's Books for thirty years. For much of that time she was in charge of the children's book department. Her wide-ranging interests encompassed science, history, gardening, and art and artists of all descriptions. Her poetry appeared in the Vintage anthology and The Malahat Review.
In 1990, she won the Millen Award for "Instrumental Sestina." Cammiade died suddenly in November 2002 at the age of fifty-three, before the publication of her only book.
Titles by the Author
with illustrations by Jenny Munro
Denise Cammiade's poems sing with honesty and lyrical grace. In this, her first and last book, she writes with piercing insight of creatures human and otherwise; of the forgotten meaning in waves, birds, everyday moments. Befitting such stellar work, The Creature I Am boasts superb production values, and features beautiful colour illustrations by Jenny Munro.