Maureen Scott Harris

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Maureen Scott Harris
Born (1943-04-24) 24 April 1943 (age 74)
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Nationality Canada
Occupation Poet

Maureen Scott Harris (born 24 April 1943 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia) is a Canadian poet.


Maureen Scott was born in British Columbia. She was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and moved to Toronto in 1964. She graduated from University of Toronto. During her time at university,she worked as a cataloguer at the University of Toronto Library.

Her works appear in The Fiddlehead, The Malahat, Pottersfield Portfolio, Contemporary Verse 2, Room of One's Own, Event, Poetry Canada, Prairie Fire, Grail, and Grain.

She married Peter Harris, a professor at University of Toronto; they have two daughters, Jessica and Katharine.[1][2]


  • 2002 Arc's Poem-of-the-Year contest[3][4][5]
  • 2009 WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize[6]




  • Linda Rogers, ed. (1996). "Cleaning Cupboards; Looking at Photographs of My Daughters; Reading(s)". Vintage 95: League of Canadian Poets. Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press. ISBN 978-1-55082-170-3. 
  • Edna Alford & Claire Harris, ed. (1992). "I Spy Mother Cupboard". Kitchen Talk: Contemporary Women's Prose and Poetry. Red Deer, Alta.: Red Deer College Press. ISBN 0-88995-091-1. 



  1. ^ [1] "Biography", University of Toronto
  2. ^ [2] "Biography", Canadian Poets website
  3. ^ [3] "Winning Entries", ARC Poetry website
  4. ^ [4] "Poem of the Year", ARC Poetry website
  5. ^ [5] "Faculty", University of Toronto
  6. ^ [6] "Toronto Poet . ."

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