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Selected Poetry of Rosemary Sullivan (1947-)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. 4.
  2. 5.
  3. A Child's Alone
  4. Double Take
  5. Euclid Street
  6. Farmer's Daughter
  7. Passe-Port
  8. The universe is as close as the veins in your neck
  9. The Witness

Notes on Life and Works

Rosemary Sullivan has published ten books of creative non-fiction and poetry. Her works include Cuba: Grace Under Pressure, By Heart: Elizabeth Smart, A Life, Labyrinth of Desire: Women Passion and Romantic Obsession, Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen, and The Bone Ladder: New and Selected Poetry. She was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction (1995), the City of Toronto Award (1996), and Guggenheim and Killam Fellowships, as well as National Magazine and Western Magazine awards for journalism. She has also edited numerous anthologies. She holds a Canada Research Chair in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, and the Mclean Hunter Chair in Literary Journalism at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Biographical information

Given name: Rosemary
Family name: Sullivan
Birth date: 29 August 1947
Nationality: Canadian
Family relations
          father: Michael Patrick Sullivan
          mother: Leanore Marjorie Sullivan
          McGill University (M.A.) to 1968
          University of Connecticut (M.A.) to 1969
          University of Sussex (Ph.D.) to 1972
          Gerald Lampert Award for Poetry: 1986
          National Magazine Brascan Silver Medal for Culture: 1986
          Governor General's Award for Nonfiction: 1991
          Guggenheim Fellowship: 1992
          Canadian Author's Association Prize for Nonfiction: 1995
          City of Toronto Book Prize: 1995
          Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction: 1995
          UBC Medal for Biography: 1995
          Killam Fellowship: 1996
          Western Magazine Award for Travelogue: 1997
          Canada Research Chair in Literature, Culture and Discourse
          Bordeaux, France to 1974
          Dijon, France to 1973
          Montreal, Quebec
          Victoria, British Colombia
First RPO edition: 2004