Mary Duffy was born in Dublin, Ireland, her mother's home but grew up on Red Island, Newfoundland which had been her father's family home for generations. She has two daughters, works as a librarian in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside/Chinatown and volunteers as a Doula. Her poetry has been published in "Luluzine", "Quills", "Benches" and "The Return of the Downtown Eastside Poets". She reads with the "Twisted Poets" and the "The Downtown Eastside Poets" and works as a board member for "Pandora's Collective". In April, 2006 she worked as one of a number of community writers on a shadow puppet play on addiction in the downtown eastside under the direction of Savannah Walling (Vancouver Moving Theatre) and Rosemary Georgeson and Marie Clements (Fathom Labs). She is currently working on "Red Island Rocks"; a book of linked story-poems about Newfoundland's outport resettlement.

[BCBW 2016]