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Nancy Holmes is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, teacher, and collaborator on community-based ecoart projects. Nature, community, and women's lives are her abiding subjects. She loves to read poetry, murder mysteries, and contemporary literary fiction.

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Nancy Holmes

Canadian writer Nancy Holmes has published six collections of poetry, most recently Arborophobia (University of Alberta Press). 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 and with Dr. Cameron Cartiere she established 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.

" is it nakedness or clothing
which sings of sight over
darkness, beauty over

Nancy Holmes

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