Louise Carson

Louise Carson

    Born in Montreal and raised in Hudson, Quebec, Louise Carson studied music in Montreal and Toronto, played jazz piano and sang in the chorus of the Canadian Opera Company. Her poems have been published coast to coast as well as in The Best Canadian Poetry 2013. She’s twice been short-listed in FreeFall Magazine ’s annual contest, and her poem “Plastic bucket” won a Manitoba Magazine Award for Prairie Fire. Louise has read her work in the Montreal area, Ottawa, Toronto, Saskatoon and New York City. She lives in rural Quebec, where she gardens, writes, and teaches music. A Clearing is her first collection of poetry.


    Upcoming event with Louise Carson

    Monday July 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Kingston, ON

    Artfest Kingston 2017

    (City Park)

    Head on over to the City Park for Artfest Kingston 2017 and catch Louise Carson as she reads her poetry, including poems from A Clearing.

    Upcoming event with Louise Carson

    Saturday August 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Les Cedres, QC

    Evening of Poetry Under the Stars

    Parc Nature les Forestiers (1677 chemin Saint-Dominique)

    Make some smores and get cozy!
    Louise Carson will be reading with other poets around the campfire for this Library of Saint-Lazarre event.

    Related News

    Louise Carson’s ‘Muskrat dives’ featured as Poem of the Month in Montreal Review of Books!

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    'Muskrat dives' taken from Louise Carson's latest poetry collection, A Clearing has been featured in Montreal Review of Books as their poem of the month! Read the full poem here: http://mtlreviewofbooks.ca/v4/muskrat-dives/

    Executor by Louise Carson on the Super Secret Festival of Lit - Mysteries & Thrillers

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    Executor by Louise Carson

    Personal and moral tangles abound in this political thriller from Louise Carson. Peter Forrest, a former student of recently-dead (from apparent suicide) poet Eleanor Brandon, is left to be the executor of her literary estate. Peter just wants her final poems published, but is drawn into her activist life in China all the same.

    Why We Chose It

    Executor is a political issues thriller/mystery made better by all of the thorny personal history that exists between now-married Peter and his professor-cum-lover, Eleanor. Also, the prose is gorgeous, as author Carson is also a celebrated poet herself.

    Who Would Love This Book

    This book is for anyone interested in international human rights issues, or those who just love a really juicy mystery.

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