Linda Lee Crosfield lives in Ootischenia, near Castlegar, at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers, where she creates hand-made books through her imprint, NIB Publishing. NIB stands for "nose-in-book", where hers can usually be found.

Crosfield grew up in the Kootenays, just outside Nelson. She worked for Air Canada in Ottawa, Windsor, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, before returning to the Kootenays in 1988. From 1991 to 1996 she studied creative writing at the Kootenay School of Arts in Nelson.

Her poems have appeared in Room of One's Own, Horsefly, The New Orphic Review, Ascent Aspirations, The Minnesota Review, Between Sleeps (en theos press 2006), Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined (Seal Press 2006), The Fed Anthology (Anvil Press 2003), and in three chapbooks, Ways to Get to Here (NIB Publishing 2004), Generation Dance and Etiquette.

In 2005 her poetry manuscript, Could'a Been Rich, was among the top ten considered for the Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award and in 2008 she won the Canadian Poetry Association's annual contest.


Generation Dance
Ways to Get to Here (NIB Publishing 2004)

[BCBW 2009]