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Linda Rogers
Born 10 October 1944
Occupation Author
Genre Children's Literature
Spouse Rick Van Krugel

Linda Rogers (born 10 October 1944) is a Canadian poet and children's writer.

Early life

She was born in Port Alice, British Columbia. Rogers attended the University of British Columbia. Rogers then married Rick Van Krugel. She also has three sons from a previous marriage.

Career

A past president of the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers she lives in Victoria, British Columbia. From 1 December 1988, Rogers served as the second Poet Laureate of the City of Victoria.

Poetry

  • Some Breath (1976)
  • Queens of the Next Hot Star (1981)
  • Witness (1985)
  • Singing Rib (1987)
  • Woman at Mile Zero (1990)
  • Letters from the Doll Hospital (1992)
  • Hard Candy (1994)
  • Love in the Rainforest (1995)
  • Heaven Cake (1997)
  • The Broad Canvas (1999)
  • The Saning (1999)
  • 2000: Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, Grief Sits Down
  • The Bursting Test (2002)

Children's books

  • Worm Sandwich (1989)
  • Kestrel and Leonardo (1990)
  • Brown Bag Blues (1991)
  • The Magic Flute (1991)
  • Frankie Zapper and the Disappearing Teacher (1994)
  • Molly Brown is Not a Clown (1996)

Fiction

  • The Half Life of Radium (1994)
  • Say My Name: The Memoirs of Charlie Louie (2000)
  • Friday Water (2003)
  • The Empress Letters (2007)

Non-fiction

  • The Broad Canvas: Portraits of Women Artists (1999)

Anthologies

  • Breaking the Surface: Five Canadian Poets Introduce New Voices (2001)
  • P.K. Page: Essays on Her Works (2001)
  • bill bissett: Essays on His Works (2002)
  • Al Purdy: Essays on His Works (2002)
  • Joe Rosenblatt: Essays on His Works (2005)
  • George Fetherling and His Work (2005)
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