Annick MacAskill is a poet…
and the author of two full-length collections, Murmurations (Gaspereau Press, 2020) and her debut collection, No Meeting Without Body (Gaspereau Press, 2018), which was nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and shortlisted for the J. M. Abraham Poetry Award (Atlantic Book Awards). Her third full-length collection, a book about miscarriage, disenfranchised grief, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, will be published by Gaspereau Press in the spring of 2022.
MacAskill is currently serving as Poet-in-Residence with Arc Poetry Magazine. She has been a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize, Arc‘s Poem of the Year contest, The Fiddlehead‘s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, Grain Magazine‘s Short Grain Contest, The New Quarterly‘s Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, and other literary honours. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada and abroad, including The Humber Literary Review, Best Canadian Poetry 2019, Canadian Notes & Queries, Plenitude, Grain Magazine, Prism, Versal, Room Magazine, The Stinging Fly, The Fiddlehead, Arc, Lemon Hound, and CV2.
Originally from Ontario, she currently lives and writes in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq.
[photo by Heather Kirk]