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February 12, 2012 in Announcements

Remembering Colleen Thibaudeau Reaney 1925 – 2012

Poet Colleen Thibaudeau, the widow of playwright James Reaney, died on February 6, 2012 at University Hospital in London, Ontario after a series of strokes.

Colleen had a long history with Brick Books and we are proud to have published 3 of her books – The Artemesia Book: Poems Selected and New (1991), The Martha Landscapes (1984) and Ten Letters (1975). Ten Letters was the very first book printed under the Brick Books name. The Artemesia Book and Ten Letters are still in print – and The Martha Landscapes is contained in The Artemesia Book.

Here are some articles about Colleen:

“Poet found magic and mystery in the everyday”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/poet-found-magic-and-mystery-in-the-everyday/article2333516/

Poet enjoyed ‘national presence’

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2012/02/06/19346811.html#.TzFWfc1qkrA.twitter

Colleen’s son James writes about his mother

http://blogs.canoe.ca/brandnewblog/general/colleen-thibaudeau-reaney-dec-29-1925-feb-6-2012/#.Tzb8v_XKk-Q.twitter

James and sister Susan send their thanks after the celebration of Colleen’s life on Saturday, February 11, 2012

http://blogs.canoe.ca/brandnewblog/general/our-thanks-to-the-friends-of-colleen-thibaudeau-reaney/

Windsor poet laureate Marty Gervais pays tribute to Colleen

http://martygervaispoetlaureate.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/greatness-in-poetry/

About Colleen and her poem “My granddaughters are combing out their long hair”

http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Poet/index.asp?language=E&param=4&id=4&id3=3&id2=71

http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Poet/index.asp?language=E&param=4&id=4&id3=2&id2=71

And on the James Reaney website

http://www.jamesreaney.com/2012/02/colleen-thibaudeau-reaney-1925-2012/

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