Annick MacAskill is the author of No Meeting Without Body (Gaspereau Press, 2018) and the chapbook Brotherly Love: Poems of Sappho and Charaxos (Frog Hollow Press, 2016). In 2019, No Meeting Without Body 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 second full-length collection is due to be published by Gaspereau Press in the spring of 2020. She has been a member of Room Magazine‘s editorial board since 2018.
MacAskill has been a finalist for the CBC’s Canada Writes Poetry Prize, The Fiddlehead‘s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, Grain Magazine‘s Short Grain Contest, The New Quarterly‘s Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, a Pushcart Prize, and other literary honours. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in print and online publications across Canada and abroad, including the Literary Review of Canada, Best Canadian Poetry, Canadian Notes & Queries, 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, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.
Find her on Twitter: @thisisannick
(Author photo by Heather Kirk)