Life and career
In 1997, Insomniac Press published her controversial book on the Canadian criminal Paul Bernardo, Paul's Case.
In 2006, Crosbie published a book-length poem titled Liar, available through House of Anansi Press. Liar is a personal work that deals with the end of her seven-year relationship with the professional wrestling fan Michael Holmes, author of the critically acclaimed poetry book Parts Unknown. Her long relationship with the writer Tony Burgess is chronicled in Pearl (1996).
Crosbie is a cultural critic, and the author of several books of poetry: Miss Pamela's Mercy, Villainelle, and Missing Children.
Crosbie has lectured on and written about visual art at the AGO, the Power Plant, and OCAD University (where she taught for six years.) She is an award-winning journalist who has a regular column titled "Pop Rocks" in the Toronto newspaper The Globe and Mail and is a regular contributor to Toronto Life Fashion.
Her Trampoline Hall Lecture was entitled "Don't Have Casual Sex".
Her novel Where Did You Sleep Last Night was published in 2015 from House of Anansi.
- Miss Pamela's Mercy (Coach House, 1992)
- The Girl Wants To: Women's Representations of Sex and the Body (Coach House, 1993) (as editor)
- Villainelle (Coach House, 1994)
- Pearl (House of Anansi, 1995)
- Paul's Case (Insomniac Press, 1997)
- Click: Becoming Feminists (MacFarlane, Walter & Ross, 1997) (as editor)
- Queen Rat: New and Selected Poems (House of Anansi, 1998)
- Dorothy L'Amour (HarperCollins, 1999)
- Phoebe 2002: An Essay in Verse (Turtle Point, 2003) (with Jeffery Conway and David Trinidad)
- Missing Children (McClelland & Stewart, 2003)
- Liar (House of Anansi, 2006)
- Life Is About Losing Everything (House of Anansi, 2012)
- Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (2015)
- Chicken (House of Anansi, 2018)
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