Born in Shawville, Quebec on September 15, 1953, Christine Smart grew up mainly on an Ottawa Valley farm. Following her first book Coming Home (Rainbow Publishers, 2003), she has recalled her early life in Decked and Dancing (Hedgerow $16.95), a collection that also includes poems about illness, loss, grief, physical desire, love and motherhood. Having lived in Montreal, Edinburgh and Victoria, she moved to Saltspring Island in 1989 where she works as a community health nurse. 0-9736882-3-8
Smart's latest collection is The White Crow (Hedgerow 2013)

[BCBW 2014] "Poetry"