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Michelle Elrick

Michelle Elrick  is a writer and performer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a graduate of The Writers’ Studio at Simon Fraser University where she studied under the direction of Betsy Warland, Miranda Pearson, Daphne Marlatt and others. Elrick was the recipient of the 2017 Arty Award for Literary Excellence, the 2011 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, and was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award for Poetry in 2015. Her work has appeared in Geist, Prairie Fire, Poetry is Dead, Canadian Literature, Event and other journals. An internationally-received artist, Elrick has read at festivals and events in Minneapolis, Belfast, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam and all across Canada. In addition to her text-based work, she has also written and directed several poetry films, which have screened internationally and been awarded broadcast contracts on CBC television. She is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada. Michelle’s books include To Speak, then/again, and Photon Touch, a chapbook + studio album of poetry and music created in collaboration with Michael Belyea.

Books by Michelle Elrick