Anne Burke was born in Montreal and has lived across Canada. Formerly prairie correspondent for Poetry Canada Review, she has edited Prairie Journal since 1983. She graduated with a B.A. (Honours English, magna cum laude) from Concordia University, has a B.Ed. from Queen's University, and an M.A. from York University. Her doctoral studies include Contemporary Literature at the University of Ottawa and Canadian Literature at the University of British Columbia. She has also pursued creative writing under the direction of Gerald Lampert, Gwendolyn MacEwen, and Joe Rosenblatt. Currently she serves as a regional representative for Alberta on the League of Canadian Poets' Council, and chair of the Feminist Caucus.
Lester B. Pearson Peace Park Award for Poetry.
Nominated for National Magazine Award for Poetry by Prairie Fire for "The Home Family".
Nominated for the Pushcart Small Press Award for Poetry.
Matricide. 1985. Venues. 1988. A Little Knowledge. 1990.
The Beginning of the Sky. (Jeffrey Pine Press, 1986).
Incest and Other Adult Survivors. (Chakra, 1990).
A Little Knowledge. 1990.
The Women of This Country, 1992, in The Collected Poems of Anne Burke.(Prairie Journal Press, in process, to appear 1997).
Voices and Echoes. (NeWest Press, 1997).
Nothing But Skin and Beads, Collected Prose. (Prairie Journal Press, to appear 1998).
Women and Language. (Editor). (Living Archives Series, The League of Canadian Poets).
Eating Apples. (NeWest Press, 1994).
Family and the Possibility of Tradition. (Pig Iron Press, 1996).
Open 24 Hours. (Broken Jaw Press, 1997).
Books in Print
Voices and Echoes. NeWest Press, 1997.
Anne Burke, P.0. Box 68073, 28 Crowfoot Terrace NW, Calgary AB T3G 3N8.