Diana Brebner

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Diana Brebner
Born May 20, 1956
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Died April 29, 2001(2001-04-29) (aged 44)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation poet

(Jennivien) Diana Brebner (May 20, 1956 – April 29, 2001) 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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