Arleen Paré’s first book, Paper Trail, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Award for Poetry and won the Victoria Butler Book Prize in 2008. Leaving Now, a novel, was released in 2012. Lake of Two Mountains, her third book, won the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, was nominated for the Victoria Butler Book Prize, and won the CBC Bookie Award. Paré’s latest poetry collection, He Leaves His Face in the Funeral Car was published in 2015. She lives in Victoria with her partner of 36 years. The Girls with Stone Faces is her fourth poetry collection.
Interviews & Articles
Week 67 – Arleen Paré presented by JoAnn Dionne
April 7, 2016
Arleen Paré, 2014 Canada Council laureate – Governor General’s Literary Awards
Arleen Paré is a 2014 winner of the Governor General’s Literary Awards for “Lake of Two Mountains” (category: Poetry) , November 18, 2014
Five Questions with Arleen Paré – finalist for 2015 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
October 10, 2015
Author Arleen Paré seeks clarity, in writing and life
January 9, 2015
Arleen Paré – Introduction and Acceptance Speech at the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards
November 26, 2014
Through the questions posed to them, many Brick Books authors have taken the time to provide insights into such things as their writing process, experience as poets, reflections on poems among many other things.
Insights from Arleen Paré can be found here.