Author C.V.

image393                          Sharon at an Outdoor Café at The Grange, Toronto, circa 1977.

September 15, 2019     Naming the Shadows, (fiction) a collection of nine short stories and two novelettes, will be released by Porcupine’s Quill.

2018     Trilliums (poetry) appears in Gush: Menstrual Manifestos of Our Time. (mixed genre anthology) edited by Ariel Gordon, Tanis MacDonald, and Roseanna Deerchild. Frontenac Press.

2018     Prophesy (poetry) appears in Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century. (poetry anthology) Edited by James Deahl. Lummox Press, USA.

2018     Insomnia appears in the crime-related fiction anthology Suspicious Activities, Devil’s Party Press, DE, USA.

2017     The Name Unspoken: Wandering Spirit Survival School is a chapter in Alternative Schooling: Canadian Stories of Democracy within Bureaucracy. Editors: Nina Bascia, Esther Fine & Malcolm Levin. Palgrave MacMillan.

2017     Odyssey and Other Poems. (poetry chapbook) Big Pond Rumours Press.

2016     Paper Reunion: An Anthology of Phoenix: A Poet’s Workshop (1976 –1986) Editor & contributor with Julie McNeill. Big Pond Rumours Press. Stars in the Junkyard and The Power of Names appear in this anthology. Big Pond Rumours Press. (The same issue also appeared as the Summer 2016 issue of the E-Zine.)

2016     The Great Hoop Dance. Hamilton: Big Pond Rumours Press. (essay & poems on First Nations ontology)

2015      The Willow, (Tectonic) Invocation, Rapture, and Sand and Sieve won 2nd Prize for Poetry, 2015 Grit Lit Contest. A Chapbook was released (2016). Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Video Poems:                                                                                                                                   2009      Personal Myths. video and poem created by Sharon Berg (posted on YouTube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZkEU7M3ABk

2009      Oracle: Lucid Dreaming. video and poem created by Sharon Berg (posted on  YouTube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl0k6ponWHc

Audio Releases:                                                                                                                                     2006       Sharon Berg: re-published audio recordings, Big Pond Rumours (poetry)

1986       Black Moths. Ottawa: Public Energies Inc. (audio tape/ performance poetry)

1985       Tape 5.  Ottawa: Gallery 101 Productions. (audio tape/ performance poetry)

Books:                                                                                                                                                       2016       The Great Hoop Dance. Hamilton: Big Pond Rumours Press. (essay & poems)

2006       Black Moths. Acton: Big Pond Rumours Press. (poetry chapbook)

1984       The Body Labyrinth. Toronto: Coach House Press. (poetry book)

1984       Pineapple Cheese. Toronto: One Finger Press. (chapbook, verse & songs)

1979       To A Young Horse. Ottawa: Borealis Press (poetry book)

Anthologies:

2018     Insomnia (fiction) appears in Suspicious Activities, a collection of crime-related stories, from Devil’s Party Press, DE, USA.

2018     Prophesy (poetry) appears in Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century. Edited by James Deahl. Lummox Press, USA,

2018     Trilliums (poetry) appears in Gush Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times. Editors Ariel Gordon, Tania MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild. Frontenac Press.

2016      Stars in the Junkyard (poetry) and The Power of Names (fiction) appear in Paper Reunion: An Anthology of Phoenix: A Poet’s Workshop (1976-1986) Editor & contributor. Big Pond Rumours Press. 

2015      The Willow, Invocation, Rapture, and Sand and Sieve appear as  2nd Prize Winner for Poetry in the Grit Lit Contest Chapbook. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1986     Breastfeeding at the AGO appears in Arrivals: Canadian Poetry in the Eighties,   poetry anthology edited by Bruce Meyer. Greenfield Review Press, NY, USA.

1983     Polarities appeared in The Third Taboo. (poetry anthology) Wolsak & Wynn

Thesis:                                                                                                                                               1998     Wandering Spirit Survival School: First Nations Education and Emancipation Through The Four Seasons Curriculum.  M.Ed. Thesis, York University (400 pages)

Reviews and Articles:                                                                                                                       2006 – 1985   reviews published online at poetryreviews.ca and printed in Poetry Canada Review, event, New Quarterly, Cross-Canada Writers Quarterly and Poetry Toronto.

2016 – Continuous   Pacific Rim Review of Books, Freefall Magazine, and various other reviews are collected online at https://sharonbergblog.wordpress.com

Periodical publication:                                                                                                                     Altogether, my poetry and stories have appeared in Canada, the USA, Mexico, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia.

1976 – Continuous    short stories and novelettes are published in Story Quilt, Eunoia Review, Quarry, Fiddlehead, Two Hawks Quarterly, and Big Pond Rumours

1976 – Continuous    poems are published in more than 50 monthly or quarterly journal publications including: Tamarack Review, Event, Cross-Canada Writer’s Quarterly, Malahat Review, Fiddlehead, Queen’s Quarterly, Dalhousie Review and more.

Literary Awards & Scholarships:    

2018     Writers Reserve Grant. Porcupine’s Quill and Black Moss Press.

2017     Writers Reserve Grant. Porcupine’s Quill.

2015     2nd Prize for Poetry. Grit Lit Contest. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1986     Leighton Artists Colony Scholarship, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.

1982     Advanced Writing Studio Scholarship, The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada

1982     Canada Council, Arts, ‘B’ Grant to work on The Body Labyrinth.

1977-1986      Ontario Arts Council, at least a dozen grants (based on book & magazine      recommendations)

Workshop Presentations:                                                                                                    

1986     Writer’s Workshop, Stong College, York University. (guest)

1982–1983      Writers Ink (Workshop Host), Peter Robinson College, Trent University.

Editing:                                                                                                                                                     2016     Paper Reunion: An Anthology of Phoenix: A Poet’s Workshop (1976 –1986) Editor & contributor. Big Pond Rumours Press.                                   

2006-2019     Founder, Editor & Web Wizard for Big Pond Rumours International         Literary E-zine and associated Press.http://www.big-pond-rumours.com

1985    Co-compiler/Co-Editor, Who’s Who in the League of Canadian Poets. (with                            Heather Cadsby & Steven Scobie as Final Editor) Toronto: LCP

1981    Co-Judge, Kawartha Sun Newspaper’s Poetry Contest, Peterborough (with             co-judge Prof. Sean Kane, Trent University)

 

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