Poet and poetry reviewer Hannah J. Main-van der Kamp was born in Kampen, The Netherlands on July 19, 1947. She came to Canada and Vancouver in 1955. As a teacher and administrator, she has specialized in the needs of children with disabilities. She lived in Scotland, Ontario, Oregon and Spain before settling in Victoria, and living in seclusion for part of each year in Desolation Sound. An avid birdwatcher and "hopelessly amateurish" watercolourist, she is a self-described nature poet, married to a musician. Concerned with feminism and eco/theology, she received the Word Guild poetry award for Canada in 2005. She has written regularly for BC BookWorld as a poetry reviewer and for Diocesan Post as a columnist. Her prose and poetry have been included in more than a dozen anthologies and she performs at story-telling festivals.


Slow Sunday on the Malaspina Strait (Toronto: St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2012) 9780973591071
According to Loon Bay (Toronto: St. Thomas Press, 2004)
With Averted Vision (Toronto: St. Thomas Press, 2000). Out of print.
The Parable Boat (Wolsak & Wynn, 1999)
A Gift of Ruin (Netherlandic Press, 1995). Out of print.
Distant Kin (Netherlandic Press, 1987)

[BCBW 2012] "Poetry"