Stephanie Bolster

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Stephanie Bolster (born 1969)[1] is a Canadian poet and professor of creative writing at Concordia University, Montreal.[2] She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (1991) and a Master of Fine Arts (1994) from the University of British Columbia.[3][4] Her first book, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1998. Bolster's current project, "Long Exposure", is a book-length poem that takes as its starting point Robert Polidori's post-disaster photographs of New Orleans and Chernobyl.[5]




  • Three Bloody Words (above/ground press, Ottawa, 1996). Chapbook, published in edition of 300.
  • Inside A Tent of Skin: 9 Poems from the National Gallery of Ottawa. (Mother Tongue Press, 1998). Limited edition chapbook.
  • White Stone: The Alice Poems (Véhicule Editions, 1998).
  • Two Bowls of Milk (McClelland & Stewart, 1999).
  • Pavilion (McClelland & Stewart, 2002).
  • A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Brick Books, London, ON, 2011).
  • Three Bloody Words: Twentieth Anniversary Edition (above/ground press, Ottawa, 2016).

Edited works[edit]


  1. ^ Roberts, Neil, editor, A Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry, p 315, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, ISBN 978-1-4051-1361-8, retrieved via Google Books, January 3, 2009
  2. ^ McArthur Mooney, Jacob (2013). "Stephanie Bolster". Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  3. ^ Brock University, Canadian Women Poets
  4. ^ University of British Columbia, UBC Centennial
  5. ^ "Faculty". Retrieved 2018-08-09.

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