Diana Brebner

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(Jennivien) Diana Brebner (May 20, 1956 Kingston, Ontario - April 29, 2001 Ottawa, Ontario) was a Canadian poet.


She is the eldest daughter of Dutch immigrants; she grew up in a suburb of Montreal, Quebec. She was educated at the University of Ottawa, the city she made her home for the remainder of her life.

Her posthumous collection, The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems, was edited by Stephanie Bolster and published in 2005. The Diana Brebner Prize is awarded annually by Arc magazine.[1]


Brebner won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1991 for Radiant Life Forms, the Pat Lowther Award in 1994 for The Golden Lotus, the Archibald Lampman Award in 1997 for Flora & Fauna.



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