intensely honest and unbearably sensitive, a non-thematic 'best of' collection of poems spanning about fifteen years, from the poet’s late teens in the 1970s to her early thirties in the 1990s
chris wind has degrees in Literature (B.A.), Education (B.Ed.), and Philosophy (M.A.).
wind’s poetry has been published in Alpha, The Antigonish Review, Ariel,
Atlantis, Bite, Bogg, Canadian Author and Bookman, Canadian Dimension,
Canadian Woman Studies, Contemporary Verse 2, The Free Verse Anthology,
Girlistic Magazine, grain, Interior Voice, Kola, Mamashee, The New
Quarterly, Next Exit, Onionhead, Poetry Toronto, Prism International,
Rampike, Shard, The University of Toronto Review, The Wascana Review,
Whetstone, White Wall Review, Women's Education des femmes, and three
anthologies (Clever Cats, ed. Ann Dubras; Visions of Poesy, ed. Dennis
Gould; Going for Coffee, ed. Tom Wayman). “Luncheon on the Grass" was
the motive poem for an exhibit by Brooks Bercovitch and Colton at the
Galerie Schorer, Montreal (1998). A broadsheet, “this is the person,”
was published by Ouroboros Press (1986) and her first collection of
poetry, Paintings and Sculptures, was published by Ginninderra Press
wind’s prose has been read on CBC Radio and published in ACT, Alpha,
American Atheist, The Antigonish Review, Canadian Woman Studies, event,
Existere, (f.)Lip, Herizons, Herstoria, The Humanist, Humanist in
Canada, Hysteria, The New Quarterly, Other Voices, Secular Nation, and
wind’s theatrical work has been performed by Venus Theater (Laurel,
Maryland), Alumnae Theatre, Theatre Resource Center, Theatre Asylum,
Buddies in Bad Times, and A Company of Sirens (all in Toronto).
chris wind has received thirteen Ontario Arts Council grants based on publisher and theatre recommendation.
chris wind was guest speaker at Clarkson Secondary School during
Canadian Writers' Week (1992), panellist at the Canadian National
Feminist Poetry Conference (Winnipeg, 1992), and featured in an article
in The Montreal Gazette (1994).
“dreaming of kaleidoscopes is a top pick of poetry and is very much worth considering.” Midwest Book Review