Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House from October 15, 2016, to January 30, 2017
Christine Lowther has been a lifelong activist and a resident of Clayoquot Sound since 1992. Christine is the current poet laureate of Tofino, BC.
A member of the Federation of BC Writers, Christine Lowther is the author of Born Out of This (Caitlin Press, 2014), a memoir that was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize. Her poetry books are Half-Blood Poems (Zossima Press, 2011), My Nature (Leaf Press, 2010), and New Power (Broken Jaw Press, 1999). Her work has appeared in Rising Tides, Refugium, Sweet Water, Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue, 2013), The Malahat Review, The Goose, and elsewhere.
She is the co-editor of two collections of essays, Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast (Key Publishing, 2012) and Writing the West Coast: In Love with Place (Ronsdale Press, 2008). Currently she is compiling an anthology of poems with a passion for trees and forests, particularly West Coast temperate rainforest trees, and poems that express love and admiration for a tree or trees or forest, keen observation, fierce commitment, protection, respect, care, and activism.
Latest Blog Postings about Christine Lowther
Poets and authors Daphne Marlatt, George Bowering, Christine Lowther, RC Weslowski, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Heather Haley, and Renee Saklikar read love letters and epistolary poems published in Where the Nights Are Twice As Long on the longest night of the year.For avid...
Poet and non-fiction author Christine Lowther has left her float home near the small coastal community of Tofino to live comfortably at Historic Joy Kogawa House for the winter. While in residence from now till January 30, 2017, Lowther is developing a new work of...