Susan Stenson

Susan Stenson has been published in many literary magazines including Geist, subTerrain, Fiddlehead, and CV2. She has received numerous awards for her work including The ARC Poem of the Year Contest, subTerrain's Lush Triumphant contest, The Rona Murray Prize for Literature, the Great Canadian Literary Hunt, This Magazine's poetry contest, the League of Canadian Poets National Contest, the Best Book of Poetry (people's choice prize, Monday Magazine), and the Hawthorne Poetry Chapbook Award.

Susan's poetry has been featured on the sides of buses in British Columbia (as part of the Poetry in Transit program) and in various Victoria locations during Random Acts of Poetry Week. Susan calls Victoria home and, when she isn't writing poetry, she teaches English and creative writing in the Saanich School District and co-publishes The Claremont Review (selected as Magazine of the Year by Write Magazine).

Titles by the Author

Nobody Move

by Susan Stenson

Nobody MoveDrawing from the details of her own life, Susan Stenson tosses everything into the Poetry Blender: words, images, memories, characters, dialogue, hot spices, then presses spin. Voila! Out come poems that are startling and challenging, passionate and outrageous, and at times, serious and rich with compassion.  Covering a great swath of territory, these poems are glimpses into lives intensely lived, a celebration of life and its eccentricities.

Buy from StoreStenson’s poems fuse emotion and language in ways that often defy examination and transcend logic, and sometimes they break your heart.

Watch a video of Susan Stenson reading a poem from Nobody Move.

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Listen to a CBC Radio review of Nobody Move.


An Anthology of Six New Female Poets
edited by Rona Murray
with Barbara Colebrook Peace, Dorothy Field, Alisa Gordaneer, Kelly Parsons, and Suzanne Steele

Open this book at any page and you will find a poem worth reading. The six writers in this fine anthology may not be well known, but they are not "beginners;" they are skilled and confident and intelligent. Reading their work Buy from Storeis, to quote Barbara Peace, like "opening silence." Rona Murray is to be congratulated for bringing together such excellent work in this collection. - Leona Gom

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