Born in Forbes, New South Wales, Australia in 1945, Ann York came to Canada with her husband in 1969. From 1969 to 1977 she taught French in Athabasca, Alberta and studied at the University of Alberta. In 1977 she moved to Victoria and released her first collection of poems, In This House There Are No Lizards (Sono Nis, 1980), incorporating aboriginal beliefs from Australia with her sense of displacement in Canada. In Agapanthus, her second collection, she explores the eroticism of a young woman yearning to discover sexual romanticism.

[BCBW 1992] "Poetry"