About

Courtney Bates-Hardy is a poet and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her debut collection of poetry, House of Mystery, is now out from Kelp Queen Press, an imprint of ChiZine Publications. She holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Regina. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including Room, Carousel, and On Spec. Her first chapbook, Sea Foam, was published by JackPine Press in December 2013 and sold out in six months. Her poems have been featured in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and longlisted for The Best Canadian Poetry 2015. She lives in Regina with her husband and their cat, Jean Grey.

Courtney and Christian Bates-Hardy are the hosts of Textual Relations, a podcast about adaptation, ranging from novels to short stories, film, video games, and more.

You can find her on Twitter (@poetcourtney) or email her at courtney.bates@hotmail.com.

Photo Credit: Ali Lauren Creative Services

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  1. Your current project sounds interesting! I’m guessing you’re already familiar with Anne Sexton’s collection “Transformations” — there’s another book that you might find interesting: “Becoming the Villainess” by Jannine Hall Gailey (Steel Toe Books).

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    1. My manuscript is actually finished! I’m just searching for a publisher right now, while I continue working on some monster poems. I talked about Anne Sexton’s “Transformations” in my thesis and I’ve got two of Jeannine Hall Gailey’s books (“Becoming the Villainness” and “Unexplained Fevers”). I recently picked up Sandra Kasturi’s “Animal Bridegroom,” which I’m really enjoying!

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