Biography

Poet, novelist and musician Heather Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. She was Poetry Editor for the LA Weekly and publisher of the Edgewise Cafe, one of Canada’s first electronic literary magazines. Haley has directed numerous videopoems, official selections at dozens of international film festivals. Renowned as an engaging performer, she’s toured Canada, the U.S and Europe in support of two critically acclaimed AURAL Heather CDs of spoken word song, Princess Nut and Surfing Season. Her writing has appeared in the Antigonish Review, Geist, the Vancouver Review, FORCE Field: Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue Press), Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Love Letters of CanadianPoets (Goose Lane), Canadian Ginger (Oolichan Books), The Other 23 & a Half Hours (Wolsak & Wynn), Wild Weathers; A Gathering of Love Poems (Leaf Press), Verse Map of Vancouver (Anvil Press), ROCKsalt: Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue), the Spoken Word Workbook (Banff Centre Press), Alive at the Center: Cascadian Poets from Vancouver, Seattle and Portland (Ooligan Press). She is the author of poetry collections Sideways (Anvil Press), Three Blocks West of WonderlandSkookum Raven (Ekstasis Editions) and debut novel, The Town Slut’s Daughter (Howe Sound Publishing), currently being adapted to the stage.

Skookum Raven
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