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     Liza Potvin was born in Moselle, France in 1958 and raised there and in Denmark, the U.S., and Canada, studying at Odense Universitetet, Université de Toulon, University of Montana, University of Calgary (B.A. 1983), Queen’s University (M.A. 1984), and McMaster University (Ph.D., 1991).

     Her poems and stories have appeared in Canadian journals such as Quarry Magazine (Best Story, 2000), Zygote Magazine (First Place, Fiction 2001), A Room of One’s Own, CV II, The Grist Mill, LitWit, Crash, and in anthologies like Outskirts: Women Writing from Small Places, Visions and Echoes: Patterns of Transcendence Among Canadian Women Writers, and Islands West: Stories from the Coast. In 1993, she won the Edna Staebler Creative Nonfiction Award for White Lies (for my mother) (NeWest, 1992).

     Other books include Cougarman: Percy Dewar (Trafford, 2005) and The Traveller’s Hat (Raincoast, 2003). Essays have appeared in The Ohio Review, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Antigonish Review, Queen’s Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Journal of Popular Culture, Feminism and Education, Canadian Poetry, Simone de Beauvoir Studies, Canadian Literature, Atlantis, and Studies in Canadian Literature. She is a regular reviewer for Event Magazine, and teaches at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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