This Tremor Love Is. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2001.

Taken. Concord, ON: Anansi, 1996.

Two Women in a Birth. with Betsy Warland. Toronto: Guernica, 1994.

Ghost Works. Edmonton: NeWest, 1993.

Salvage. Red Deer Press: Calgary, 1991.

Double Negative. with Betsy Warland. Charlottetown, PEI: Gynergy Books, 1988.

Mauve. Montréal: nbj/writing, 1985.

Touch to My Tongue. Edmonton: Longspoon Press, 1984.

How Hug a Stone. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1983.

Slug Press. [Broadside poems published by Slug Press]. Vancouver: Slug Press, 1979-1982.

here & there. Lantzville, BC: Island Writing Series, 1981.

Life Expectancy. Vancouver: Slug Press, 1980.

Solstice: Lunade. Buffalo, NY: The University Libraries, 1980.

What Matters: Writing 1968-1970. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1980.

Coming Through. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1978.

Crossroads of A. St. Paul, Minn.: Truck Press, 1977.

The Story, She Said. Vancouver, BC: British Columbia Monthly, 1977.

Zocalo. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1977.

Our Lives. Carrboro, NC: Truck Press, 1975.

Steveston. with Robert Mindon. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 1974.

Vancouver Poems. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1972.

Rings. Vancouver: George Bowering, 1971.

Leaf Leaf/s. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969.

Frames of a Story. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1968.

12 poems [&] [10 poems]. Bloomington, IN: privately published, 1966-67.


Wah, Fred, ed. Net Work: Selected Writings. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1980.


Ana Historic. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1988.

Marlatt, Daphne, ed. Stevestoln Recollected: A Japanese-Canadian History. Victoria, BC: Aural History, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1975.


Banting, Pamela. “Powers of Seduction.” Rev. of Touch to My Tongue, by Daphne Marlatt. Prairie Fire 7.3 (1986): 148.

Banting, Pamela. “The Phantom Limb Syndrome: Writing the Postcolonial Body in Daphne Marlatt’s Touch to my Tongue.” Ariel 24.3 (1993): 7-30.

Banting, Pamela. “The Reorganization of the Body: Daphne Marlatt’s ‘musing with mother-tongue.’” ReImagining Women: Representations of Women in Culture. Ed. Shirley Neuman and Glennis Stephenson. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. 217-232.

Butling, Pauline, and Susan Rudy. Poets Talk: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Moure, Dionne Brand, Marie Annharte Baker, Jeff Derksen and Fred Wah. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005.

Barber, Douglas.“The Phenomenological I: Daphne Marlatt’s Steveston.” Figures in a Ground: Canadian
Essays on Modern Language Collected in Honor of Sheila Watson
. Ed. Diane Bessai and David Jackel.
Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1978. 174-88.

Beddoes, Julie. “Mastering the Mother Tongue: Reading Frank Davey Reading Daphne Marlatt’s How Hug a
.” Canadian Literature 155 (1997): 75-87.

Billingham, Susan E. “Changing the subject in Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland's Double Negative.” Essays
on Canadian Writing
70 (2000): 1-27.

Bowering, George. “Given This Body: An Interview With Daphne Marlatt.” Open Letter 4.3 (1979): 32-88.

Butling, Pauline. “Magazining: Interview with Daphne Marlatt.” Open Letter 8.5/6 (1993): 113-124.

Butling, Pamela. “‘From Radical to Integral’: Daphne Marlatt’s ‘Booking Passage.’” Inside the Poem: Essays and Poems in Honour of Donald Stephens. Ed. W.H. New. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1992. 167-173.

Carr, Brenda. “Between Continuity and Difference.” Interview with Daphne Marlatt. West Coast Line 25.1 (1991):

Castricano, Jodey and Jacqueline Larson. “Blue Period, That's a Story: A Conversation with Nicole Brossard and
Daphne Marlatt.” West Coast Line 28.3 (1994/ 1995): 29-53.

Chan, Celine. “Self-Naming in Daphne Marlatt’s Ana Historic.” Canadian Poetry 31 (1992): 68-74.

Cole, Christina. “Daphne Marlatt as Penelope, Weaver of Words: A Feminist Reading of Steveston.” Open
6.1 (1985): 5-19.

Curran, Beverley and Mitoko Hirabayashi. “Conversations with Readers: An Interview with Daphne Marlatt.”
Studies in Canadian Literature 24.1 (1999): 109-123.

Curran, Beverley. “In Her Element: Daphne Marlatt, the Lesbian Body, and the Environment.” Ecopoetry: A Critical Introduction. Eds. J. Scott Bryson and John Elder. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2002. 195-206.

Curran, Beverley. “Swimming with the Words: Narrative Drift in Daphne Marlatt’s Taken.” Canadian Literature 159 (1998): 56-71.

Daurio, Beverley. Rev. of Salvage, by Daphne Marlatt. Paragraph 14.2 (1992): 28-29.

Davey, Frank. “Daphne Marlatt.” From There to Here (1974).

Dragland, Stan. Rev. of Touch To My Tongue, by Daphne Marlatt. Journal of Canadian Poetry 1 (1986): 60-65.

Dragland, Stan. “Creatures of Ecstasy: Touch to My Tongue.” Bees of the Invisible. Coach House, 1991. 172-190.

Fee, Margery. Rev. of Double Negative, by Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland. Canadian Literature 126
(1990): 132-133.

Godard, Barbara. “Body I: Daphne Marlatt's Feminist Poetics.” Canadian Review of American Studies 15.4 (1985): 481-496.

Green, Keith and Jill LeBihan. “The Speaking Object: Daphne Marlatt’s Pronouns and Lesbian Poetics.” Style 28.3 (1994): 432-444.

Gunderson, Michele M. “(Re)writing Home: Daphne Marlatt’s Ghost Works.” Studies in Canadian Literature
23.1 (1998): 75-89.

Hlus, Carolyn. “Writing Womanly: Theory and Practice.” A Mazing Space: Writing Canadian Women Writing. Eds. Shirley Neuman and Smaro Kamboureli. Edmonton: Longspoon / NeWest, 1986. 287-297.

Holbrook, Susan. “Mauve Arrows and the Erotics of Translation.” Essays on Canadian Writing 61 (1997): 232-241.

Holbrook, Susan. “Striking words: Daphne Marlatt's Trans-gressions in Salvage.” Open Letter 9.2 (1995): 10-18.

Knuston, Susan. “Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard: Writing Metanarrative in the Feminine.” Signature 3 (1990): 28-43.

Knuston, Susan. Narrative in the Feminine: Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2000.

Kossew, Sue. “History and Place: An Interview with Daphne Marlatt.” Canadian Literature 178 (2003): 49-56.

Lecker, Robert. “Perceiving It as It Stands: Daphne Marlatt's Poetry.” Canadian Literature 76 (1978): 56-67.
NeWest/Line 13 (1989): special issue on Marlatt.

McCracken, Melinda. Rev. of Salvage, by Daphne Marlatt. Canadian Forum 71.813 (1992): 45-46.

McGuirk, Kevin. “From the Moment Outward.” Interview with Daphne Marlatt. Windsor Review 27.1 (1994): 76-84.

Mclennan, Rob. Rev. of Stevenson, by Daphne Marlatt. Books In Canada 30.2 (2001): 24-25.

Mclennan, Rob. Rev. of The Tremour that Love Is, by Daphne Marlatt. Books In Canada 30.2 (2001): 24-25.

Moyes, Lianne. “Writing, the Uncanniest of Guests: Daphne Marlatt’s How Hug A Stone.” West Coast Line 25.1
(1991): 203-221.

Neuman, Shirley. “After Modernism: English-Canadian Poetry since 1960.” Studies on Canadian Literature. Ed. Arnold E. Davidson. New York: The Modern Language Association of America: 1990. 54-73.

Nichols, Miriam. “Subjects of Experience: Post-cognitive Subjectivity in the Work of bp Nichol and Daphne
Marlatt.” Studies in Canadian Literature 25.2 (2000): 108-130.

“Phyllis Webb and Daphne Marlatt: A Selected Correspondence.” West Coast Line 25.3 (1991/ 1992): 89-94.

Reed, Sabrina. “‘Against the source’: Daphne Marlatt’s Revision of Charles Olson.” Studies in Canadian
26.1 (2001): 132-144.

Ribkoff, Fred. “Daphne Marlatt’s ‘Rings’: An Extension of the Proprioceptive.” Essays on Canadian Writing 50
(1993): 231-246.

Ricou, Laurie. “Phyllis Webb, Daphne Marlatt and Simultitude: Journal Entries from a Capitalist Bourgeois Patriarchal Anglo-Saxon Mainstream Critic.” A Mazing Space: Writing Canadian Women Writing. Eds. Shirley Neuman and Smaro Kamboureli. Edmonton: Longspoon / NeWest, 1986. 205-15.

Rosenthal, Caroline. Narrative Deconstructions of Gender in Works by Audrey Thomas, Daphne Marlatt, and Louise Erdrich. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003.

Rudy, Susan. “‘& How Else Can I Be Here’?" Reading Cross-Wise Through Some Poetries of Canada.” Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally. Ed. Romana Huk. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2003. 284-298.

Saul, Joanne. “Displacement and Self-Representation: Theorizing Contemporary Canadian Biotexts.” Biography 24.1 (2001): 259-272.

Silver, Jack. “Moving into Winter: A Study of Daphne Marlatt’s Our Lives.” Open Letter 3.8 (1978): 89-103

Wah, Fred. Introduction. Net Work: Selected Writing, ed. Fred Wah. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1980.

Whetter, Darryl. “The Birds, the Bees and Kristeva: An Examination of Sexual Desire in the Nature Poetry of
Daphne Marlatt, Robert Kroetsch and Tim Lilburn.” Studies in Canadian Literature 21.2 (1996): 37-48.

Williamson, Janice. “Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland: ‘In Companionship with Another Voice’.” Sounding Differences: Conversations With Seventeen Canadian Women Writers. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993. 195-199.

Williamson, Janice. “Speaking In and Of Each Other: An Interview with Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland.”
Fuse 8.5 (1985): 25-29.

Williamson, Janice. “When We Change Language.” Sounding Differences: Conversations with Seventeen Canadian Women Writers. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993. 182-193.

Williamson, Janice. “Writing/Reading Lesbian in Daphne Marlatt's Touch To My Tongue.” West Coast Line 25.1
(1991): 171-193.

Young, Mark D. “Take Me to the River: An Interview with Daphne Marlatt.” Blood & Aphorisms 28 (1997): 40-43.


Knuston, Susan. “Contested Knowing: Narratological Readings of Daphne Marlatt’s How to Hug a Stone and Nicole Brossard’s Picture Theory.” Dissertation. University of British Columbia, 1989.

Lowry, Glen Albert. “After the End/s: CanLit and the Unravelling of Nation, ‘Race,’ and Space in the Writing of Michael Ondaatje, Daphne Marlatt, and Roy Kiyooka.” Dissertation. Simon Fraser University, 2001.

Uppal, Priscila. “Recovering the Past Through Language and Landscape: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy.” York University, 2004.

Verwaayen, Kimberly J. “Through the Looking-glass of Poststructuralist AutoBYography, and, Four (Eight? Fifteen?) Canadian Women’s Texts.” The University of Western Ontario, 2004.


Brissenden Award

Macmillan Award for Writing

Daphne Marlatt was born in 1942 in Melbourne, Australia. She moved with her family to North Vancouver in 1951. Marlatt studied English at the University of British Columbia from 1960-1964, and while there, she worked as an editor of TISH. She was awarded a Master's of Comparative Literature from Indiana University in 1968. Upon completion of that degree, Marlatt returned to B.C. and settled in Victoria, where she has lived since. Marlatt has published fourteen books of poetry, as well as several collections of fiction and non-fiction. She has worked as Writer-in-Residence at universities across Canada.

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