Annick MacAskill is a poet…

and the author of two full-length collections, Murmurations (Gaspereau Press, 2020) and 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 poems have appeared in publications including The Humber Literary ReviewBest Canadian Poetry 2019Canadian Notes & Queries, Plenitude, Grain MagazinePrismVersalRoom MagazineThe Stinging FlyThe FiddleheadArcLemon Hound, and Contemporary Verse 2.

Originally from Ontario, she currently lives and writes in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq.

[author photo by Heather Kirk]