Couture was born on a military base to a francophone father and an anglophone mother, both of whom were enlisted in the Canadian Forces. She has lived in ten cities, including North Bay, Vancouver, Windsor and Taichung, Taiwan. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Couture's poetry, essays, reviews and interviews have been published in various literary journals and magazines and anthologies, including The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Taddle Creek, The Fiddlehead, Arc and Best Canadian Poems in English."
In 2011, Couture's second book of poetry, Sweet, was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English and won the ReLit Award for Poetry. In 2011, she also received an Honour of Distinction from the Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize.
She is the literary editor at This Magazine.
- Good Meat. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2006.
- Sweet. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2010.
- YAW. Toronto: Mansfield, 2014.
- Algoma. Invisible Publishing, 2011
Awards & Recognition
- 2011 Relit Award for Poetry
- 2011 Shortlisted for Trillium Book Award for Poetry
- 2011 Honour of Distinction Dayne Ogilvie Prize
- "Weather, loss and grief: a true Canadian novel". Xtra!, December 8, 2011.
- "Where the Wild Things Are". Broken Pencil, July 11, 2011.
- "Emma Donoghue, Ken Sparling nominated for Trillium Book Award". Quill and Quire, May 30, 2011.
- "Winners of the Relit Awards Announced". National Post, October 24, 2011.