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Cornelia Hoogland  is a Canadian poet. She is currently a professor at the University of Western Ontario and lives in London, Ontario. However, she attributes her childhood on densely wooded Vancouver Island, B.C., with inspiration for her writing. Hoogland has performed and worked internationally in the areas of drama and poetry. “The land inside Coyote: Reconceptualizing human relationships to place through drama” (In D. Booth & K. Gallagher (Eds.), How Theatre Educates: Convergences & Counterpoints, 2003) marked Hoogland’s research into place-based education.

Woods Wolf Girl (Wolsak and Wynn, 2011) is Hoogland’s 5th book of poetry, and is based on the fairy tale, Red Riding Hood.  Crow (Black Moss Press, 2011), released a month after Woods Wolf Girl, is Hoogland’s 6th book.  Her newest selection, a chapbook titled Gravelly Bay (Alfred Gustav Press, 2012), is forthcoming. Hoogland’s poetry has been shortlisted for the CBC literary awards; the nominations include selections from her books Cuba Journal as well as her second and third books of poetry You Are Home and Marrying the Animals. Her recent awards include finalist placements for the Stephen Dunn Poetry Award, The Broome Review (USA); the Malahat Review Long Poem Competition; and Descant’s Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem.  Her writing in the area of Aboriginal, place-based education was recently featured in the Huffington Post.

Hoogland is the founder and the co-artistic director of Poetry London (www.poetrylondon.ca), an organization that brings prominent writers into lively discussion with London writers and readers.  She can be reached at chooglan@uwo.ca. Hoogland divides her time between London, ON., and Hornby Island, B.C.

  1. April 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, Cornelia, big changes indeed! You guys have a big adventure ahead of you. I wish you a smooth transition!
    Thanks for your kind words, re Mnemonic.
    I loved the link you sent to the images of Ted’s work. Ravishingly beautiful.
    Hope to see you when you’re moved in and truly in place. Do you know Amanda Hale? We met her the first time we were in the Czech Republic — she was part of the conference we’d been invited to — and really liked her. She lives part of the year on Hornby Island so no doubt you’ll run into her. (Maybe not literally!)
    Take care,

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