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.


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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