Eve Joseph was born in 1953, grew up in North Vancouver and now lives in Victoria. Her latest book of poetry, Quarrels, will be released in May 2018 by Anvil Press. Her book about death and dying, In the Slender Margin (Patrick Crean Editions, 2014; Arcade Publishing 2016), won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award. Her two previous books of poetry, The Startled Heart (Oolichan, 2004) and The Secret Signature of Things (Brick, 2010) were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award and in 2010 she was awarded the P.K. Page Founder’s Award for poetry. Her work has been published in a wide number of Canadian and American journals and anthologies. Her nonfiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards and her essay “Intimate Strangers” was nominated for a National Magazine Award and won both the Malahat Review’s Nonfiction Award and the Western Magazine Awards “Gold” category for the B.C. and Yukon Territories. Of the piece in the Malahat, the final judge wrote: “the essay illuminates one of the great mysteries of the human condition with a supple and often incandescent array of imagery, insight, allusion, even humour – and a daring lack of sentimentality.”
Read Eve’s recent Globe and Mail essay about how having a stroke changed her view of herself.
See Karen Hibbard’s visual interpretation of three of Eve Joseph’s poems.