Anne Compton

Anne Compton is a celebrated Canadian writer and anthologist, as well as a former university professor, originally from Prince Edward Island.

She is the editor of The Edge of Home: Milton Acorn from the Island, and co-editor of Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada. A former teacher and writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick at Saint John, she developed and directed the acclaimed Lorenzo Reading Series.

Click here to see a page on the St. Thomas University site about Anne with a brief biography and a synopsis of why Anne Compton is studied at the university.

Check out an interview of Anne by the Manchester Review. The Manchester Review is published from the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing.

Below are some of the awards for Anne and her writing:

Opening the Island

Shortlisted - Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (2002)
Winner - Atlantic Poetry Prize (2003)


Winner - Governor General's Award for poetry in English (2005)
Winner - Atlantic Poetry Prize (2006)
Shortlisted - Pat Lowther Prize

Asking Questions Indoors and Out

Shortlisted - Atlantic Poetry Prize (2010)

Other recognition:

  • 2007 Featured writer at the Maritime Writers' Workshop & Literary Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  • 2008 Winner - Alden Nowlan Award for excellence in English language literary arts, presented by the New Brunswick Arts Board
  • 2008 Winner - National Magazine Award in Poetry
  • 2012 Winner - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2014 Winner - Lieutenant-Governor's Award for High Achievement in the Arts

Books by Anne

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