Alisa Gordaneer is a freelance writer and editor who lives and writes on an urban homestead in Victoria, B.C., Canada, with her husband and two small kids. She is the former editor of Monday Magazine, Victoria's alternative newsweekly, and is currently a regular columnist and contributor to Victoria's Boulevard Magazine. She is also co-founder of Emdash Publishing, a small literary press.
Her poetry publications include the chapbooks When All Else Fails, War Stories and Dissecting Grace, as well as poems in a wide number of publications including The Christian Science Monitor and The Minnesota Review, as well as anthologies and the Making of Peace Poetry Broadside Series (2006). She is the author of five career guides, and also has work in numerous anthologies including The Breastfeeding Diaries, ed. Angela Wiechmann (Meadowbrook Press, 2007); My Wedding Dress, eds. Anne Carter and Susie Whelehan (Knopf Canada 2007); Chick Ink, ed. Karen Hudson, (Adams Media Inc., 2006); Three-Ring Circus (Seal Press, 2004), Women Who Eat (Seal Press, 2003), Breeder (Seal Press, 2001), Love and Pomegranates (Sono Nis Press, 2000) and Threshold: Six Women, Six Poets (Sono Nis Press, 1999), as well as in a variety of periodicals.
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Award (2005, 2007)
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's Barbara Mandigo Kelly Award (2005)
When All Else Fails (Emdash Book Publishing, 2007)
Dissecting Grace (Emdash Book Publishing)