Christine Lowther

Christine Lowther

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.

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