Diana Brebner

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Diana Brebner
BornMay 20, 1956
DiedApril 29, 2001(2001-04-29) (aged 44)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

(Jennivien) Diana Brebner (May 20, 1956 – April 29, 2001) was a Canadian poet. She was a recipient of the Archibald Lampman Award.


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.


  • Radiant Life Forms (1990) ISBN 0-919417-21-3
  • The Golden Lotus (1993) ISBN 0-919417-31-0
  • Flora & Fauna (1996) ISBN 0-919417-44-2
  • The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. 2004. ISBN 978-0-7735-2835-2.


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