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Nancy Holmes is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and collaborator on community-based ecoart projects.  Love and loss, nature and reading, spirituality and home, children and women's lives are her abiding subjects.

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Nancy Holmes

Canadian writer Nancy Holmes has published five collections of poetry, most recently The Flicker Tree: Okanagan Poems. She is the editor of Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems.  She is Associate Professor in Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. With Denise Kenney, she established the Eco Art Incubator, an initiative which supports ecological art in the Okanagan Valley.  She also collaborates with Dr. Cameron Cartiere on an award-winning community-based art project about native pollinators called Border Free Bees. Nancy won the 2015 Robert Kroetsch National Teaching Award in Creative Writing for her innovative student project, Dig Your Neighbourhood, and The Malahat Review’s  Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction award in 2017.


"   spring came forth
with its this 'n' that"

Brenda Hillman