Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson has published five collections of poetry, one of which, Loop, won the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her prose publications include The Marram Grass: Poetry & Otherness (2009) and three novels, most recently Speechless. Her mentorship of other writers has taken her to libraries and universities across Canada. She lives on an estuary in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, sharing space with ravens, herons, and bald eagles.



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Experiments in Distant Influence: Notes and Poems
Anne Simpson

2020 / Canadian Poetry, Books and Reading / $28.95
9781554472017 / Trade paper / 208 pp


In these essays and poems, Anne Simpson embraces the robust role that literature can play in helping us to navigate our relationship with the world. Whether she’s meditating on the nature of artistic collaboration, poetry’s ability to have an impact everyday life, the commonalties between the practice of writing and the practice of spirituality, or the prospect of hope and courage in the face of illness and death, Simpson approaches her subjects with intense curiosity and a deep empathy for both the human and non-human phenomena she encounters, recognizing the complex ecology of our communities and how, through practising the attentiveness poetry fosters, we might help each other flourish.



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Other Books by this Author

The Marram Grass: Poetry & Otherness
Anne Simpson

2009 / Essays / $26.95 CAN
9781554470716 / Trade paper / 160 pp
A Ragged Pen: Essays on Poetry & Memory
Jan Zwicky, Robert Finley, Patrick Friesen, Aislinn Hunter, Anne Simpson

2006 / Essays / $22.95 CAN
9781554470303 / Trade paper / 96 pp

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