Kim Fahner has been writing her entire life, but has only seriously writing and publishing poetry since her early twenties. She has had her poems and short stories published over the past 20 years, along with three books: You Must Imagine the Cold Here (Srivener Press, 1997), braille on water (Penumbra Press, 2001) and The Narcoleptic Madonna (Penumbra Press, 2012). Her short story, Visitation, was published in Along the 46th, an anthology of short fiction released by Latitude 46 Publishing in November 2015.
Kim is an English teacher who has been teaching with the Sudbury Catholic District School Board since getting her Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing University. As a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Writers’ Union of Canada and PEN Canada, Kim often brings visiting poets and writers into her classroom, so that her students can see how literature is alive in the world. As the new poet laureate, one of her hopes is to meet with other teachers about how they can use poetry in their classrooms.
Kim has a blog, The Republic of Poetry, which you can follow at kimfahner.wordpress.com.
The Terra North website promotes Greater Sudbury’s literary culture by publishing original poems written by the Poet Laureate and other established writers as well as poems submitted by budding poets and poets who have never published their writing. The website also provides an opportunity for visitors to comment on published content and engage in discussion. Learn more about the website on our Terra North page.
Check out our Poet of the Month and read a sample of great new poetry from Greater Sudbury.
The Young Writers Guild is a group of young people who meet monthly to share their common interest in all aspects of writing. Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to join the group.
The Younger Writers Guild will meet @ 1 PM on the following dates:
Sunday, April 24th
Contact the Poet Laureate
You can reach Kim by calling 705-673-1155 ext. 4761.
Source: Greater Sudbury Public Library website