Raised in Blind River, Ontario, Marguerite Pigeon of Vancouver received her MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2004. Her first book of poetry, Inventory (Anvil, 2009), contains 58 "object poems," arranged alphabetically, describing the mundane to the mysterious. She has been influenced by Francis Ponge, Gertrude Stein, and Zbigniew Herbert. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including subTerrain, The Capilano Review, Dandelion, Grain, and Taddle Creek.

Her first novel Open Pit (NeWest 2013) was derived from her experiences working with an indigenous organization on the Honduran-Salvadoran border. The story involves the kidnapping of Canadian human rights activists who are, ironically, protesting against the practices of a Canadian-owned open pit gold mining operation. Their kidnapper is a former revolutionary fighter. [See Review]

Some Extremely Boring Drives is also reviewed below.


Inventory (Anvil, 2009) - poetry
Open Pit (NeWest, 2013) $19.95 978-1-927063-32-3 - fiction
Some Extremely Boring Drives (NeWest 2014) $19.95 978-1-927063-75-0

[BCBW 2015]