Full Bibliography


Solitaria (Signature Editions, Fall 2010) Nominated for the Giller Prize

    Dutch Edition 2012, Armetis Publisher

    Italian Edition 2013, Felici Editore

    Audio Book 2011, Amazon - Audible.com

Tracing Iris (Raincoast, 2001)

    Italian Edition, TBA, Felici Editore

    Film 2012, “The Riverbank” The Film Works

    Audio Book 2011, Amazon - Audible.com

Thrice Upon A Time (Quarry Press, 1990), finalist for best first novel for the Commonwealth Prize

    Audio Book 2011, Amazon - Audible.com

Short Story Collections

Hungers (Raincoast, 2002)

On The Road (Oberon Press, 1991)


Faceless (Signature Editions, 2007)

Mating in Captivity (Quarry, 1993) Finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award 

    Italian Edition 2004, Shifanoia Editore (Accoppiarsi in Cattività)

Creative Nonfiction

Tracks: Journeys in Time and Place (Signature Editions, Fall 2013)

Poetry Collections Translated from Italian

Text Me (Signature Editions, 2014), translation of Corrado Calabró’s poetry collection, Dimmi Per SMS

Travelling in the Gait of a Fox (Quarry, 1992), translation of Dacia Maraini's poetry collection Viaggiando Con

    Passo Di Volpe – Finalist for the literary translation prize Premio Internazionale “Diego Valeri”

Devour Me Too (Guernica, 1987), translation of Dacia Maraini's poetry collection, Mangiami Pure

    finalist for the John Glassco Translation Award.

Full-length works other than books:

Alternate Visions original opera libretto commissioned by Vancouver Opera, (music composed by 

    John Oliver); produced by Chants Libres, Montreal, May 2007; Selections produced for Opera America

    conference, Vancouver, 2013.

Scissors (novel thesis – on Microform, U.B.C. Press, 1984)

Journal Publications

Prose (Fiction)

“Stones.” Pulp Literature, Spring or Summer 2018.

“Beached.” People Places Passages: an Anthology of Canadian Writing, Eds. De Gasperi, De Santis, Di

    Giovanni, (Longbridge Books, 2018); Room, 35th Anniversary Issue, 35.2 Spring, 2018.

“The Ship for Kobe.” Exerpt. The Malahat Review, #188, Autumn 2014.

“Water Lover.” Exotic Gothic 4, (PS Publishing, UK) Ed. Danel Olson, June, 2012.

“Beached.” Room, 35th Anniversary Issue, 35.2 Spring, 2012.

“Tracks.” Slice Me Some Truth (Wolsak and Wynn, 2011).

“Stones.” Exotic Gothic 2, Ed. Danel Olson, 2008.

“Cry Wolf.” (Engl. and Italian) Visioni e Interpretazioni del Nord Artico e Subartico, Quaderni 

    del C.I.S.A.I. – Atti I, p. 30-38, 2006.

“The French Woman,” Room of One’s Own, Vol 25, No. 1&2, p. 58-66, 2002.

“Fear” and “Snake.” Event, Fall or Winter 2001.

“How To Behave.” The New Quarterly, p. 182-185, Fall 2001.

“Beauty Foils Rapist.”  Room Of One’s Own, p. 21-22, Fall 2000.

“The Savage God.”  The New Quarterly, Spring 1999.

“Los Desesperados,” Story, Summer 1997.

“Tabloids,” Rampike, Spring 1997.

“Thrice Upon a Time,” (novel excerpt translated into Italian), Diario Della Settimana, December 1996.

“The Middle Ground,” Altre Terre: Contemporary Stories from English Canada, (trans into Italian), 1996.

"Measures," NeWest Review, April 1996.

“Versions,” Brass Tacks, September 1996.

"The Middle Ground," Cultures in Transition (McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1995).

“Versions” (Chinese & English), Translit, p.13-21, 1994.

"Versions," The Journey Prize Anthology,  (McClelland & Stewart, August 1994).

"The Middle Ground," Breaking Free, Anthology (Prentice Hall, October 1994).

"The Middle Ground," Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader, (Harcourt, Brace Janovich, 165-173, 1993)

"Versions" The New Quarterly, Summer 1993.

“Versions,” The Journey Prize Anthology, p. 22-26, 1993.

"Versions" Hong Kong Literature Monthly 103, (translated into Chinese) Summer 1993.

"Rondeau," NeWest Review, May 1993.

"Variations on Silence" The New Quarterly, p. 20-24, Fall 1992.

"On The Road," Words  We  Call  Home,  Anthology. (U.B.C. Press, Fall 1990). 

"Timesavers," Black  Apple, Summer 1990.

"Canon," The  Conspiracy  of  Silence, December, 1989.

"Rehearsal," The  Amaranth  Review,  (Phoenix, Arizona), Fall 1989.

"The Middle Ground," ricordi:  An  Anthology  of  Prose, (Guernica, Montreal, 1989).

"On The Road," Best Canadian Stories:88 (Oberon, 1988)

"Fugue," Room  Of  One's  Own, Vol.12, No.1, June 1988.

"The Assertion of Jordan Lemke,"  Readers' Choice, p. 64-73, March 1983.

Prose (Creative Nonfiction)

“Birth Stones,” Prairie Fire, Vol 40, No 1, 2019

“Theme and Variations…” Exploring Voice. Special Issue of Italian Canadiana (Vol 30 (2016).

“Necessary Passions – Music to Language: a translation,” Exploring Voice. Special Issue of 

    Italian Canadiana, Vol 30 (2016).

“Stromboli.” An excerpt from Tracks. Accenti Magazine, 2014

“The Dogs of Bagan.” Numero Cinq. Dec 2013

“Tracks: an Italian Memoir.” Numero Cinq, 2012

“Crostoli.” Italians At Table. Guernica Editions, 2012

“Tracks.” Slice Me Some Truth, (Wolsak and Wynn) Ed. Zoe Landale and Luanne Armstrong, 2011.

“Sundays,” Room of One’s Own, Spring 2006.


“In the Event,” Event, 47/2 Winter 2018.

“Snow,” Arc Poetry Magazine, Winter 2017

“Theme and Variations: A Concise History of Human Spontaneous Combustion,” in Discovering Voice

    (Italian Canadiana, Volume 30, 2016)

“Sestina for Shaughnessy,” Vancouver VerseMap, Fall 2009.

“In the Absence of Poems,” Room Of One’s Own, Fall 2006.

“Bear,” Room Of One’s Own, Fall 2006.

“The Long Withdrawal” (English and Italian) Visioni e Interpretazioni del Nord Artico e Subartico, 

    Quaderni del C.I.S.A.I. – Atti I, p. 30-38, 2006.

“Incendiaries” Event, Spring 2005.

“Accidents,” Contemporary Verse 2, Spring 1998.

"Fossil Highway," Trois, Vol. 11, No. 1-2, April 1996.

"Mating in Captivity,"  Contemporary Verse 2, Winter, p. 19-23, 1990.

"Japanese Women's College,"  CCLOW Fall, 1990.

"Balancing Act," CCLOW Fall 1990.

"The Long Withdrawal," The Northern Review, Fall, 1990.

"Fossil Highway," (excerpts) Contemporary Verse 2, p. 59-62, Spring, 1990.

"Aural Dexterity,"  Poets' Gallery, April 1990.

"Matching Towels, Poets' Gallery, April 1990.

“Dacia Maraini” and "Single Mothers," Contemporary Verse 2, p. 81-88, Summer 1989.

“The Long Withdrawal,” The Northern Review, p. 11-14, 1989.

"Departures,"  Quarry, p. 42-48, Spring 1989.

"Intimate Partners,"  Trois, p. 58-65, Fall 1989.

"Technolove,"  The  New  Quarterly, Spring 1989.

“Stereo-Academic,” Solstice 2, The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, No. 11, p.22, 1989

"Animation," The  New  Quarterly, Spring 1989.

"The Return," And  Other  Travels, (Moonstone Press, August 1988.

"We Have Been Friends," Quarry, 37/1, Winter 1988.

"You Still Speak of Me," Quarry, 37/1, Winter 1988.

"Dead Mail," Contemporary  Verse  2, Vol.10, No. 4, Summer 1987.

"The Bankteller,"  Greensboro  Review, No. 41, Winter 86-87.

"Barroom Scenes,"  Contemporary  Verse  2, Vol.10, No.2, Winter 1986.

"Duality,"  Contemporary  Verse  2, Vol.10, No.2, Winter 1986.

"From the MP's Office," Event, 15/1, June 1986.

."Often I Cup My Hands," Poetry  Canada  Review, Winter 85-86.

"Developing," Poetry  Canada  Review, Winter 85-86.

"Sibling Collage,"  Poetry  Canada  Review, Winter 85-86.

"In the End,"  The  Antigonish  Review, No.61, Spring 1985.

"The Second Decision," The  Antigonish  Review, No.61, Spring 1985.

"Tell Me Lies,"  The  Fiddlehead, No.143, July 1985.

"A Matter of Genes,"The  Fiddlehead, No.143, July 1985.

"Always," Herizons  Magazine, July 1985.

"After the Time," The  Fiddlehead, No.144, Summer 1985.

"Family Heirlooms,"  The  Fiddlehead, No.144, Summer 1985.

"When You Say," Pierian  Spring, Summer 1984.

"Intimacy," Pierian  Spring, Summer 1984.

"His Hair, His Eyes," Quarry, 33/4, Autumn 1984.

The Writer,"  The  Prairie  Journal  of  Canadian  Literature, September 1983.

"The Artist," The  Prairie  Journal  of  Canadian  Literature, September 1983.

"Sunday Walk in the Crescent," Quarry, 32/3, July 1983.

"Mirage," Quarry, 32/3, July 1983.

"After An Absence,"  Quarry, 32.3, July 1983.

"Suite Silent Lie," Zest, March 1983.

"Brother Can You Spare A Dime," Zest, March 1983

"Security," Zest, May 1983.

"Mating in Captivity,"  Zest, July 1983.

"Autumn," Zest, November 1983.

"The Rites of Spring," Pierian  Spring, July 1983.

"Long Beach,"  Vancouver  Streets, April 1982.

"The Burial," Womansong  Anthology, (Sandstone Publishing, Alberta, March 82)

"Blueprints,"  B.C.  Monthly, April 1982

"Knight to Lake to Night Again," Interior  Voice, June 1982.

Literary Translations

“The Ship for Kobe.” Two Excerpts. Beloved Writing: 50 Years of Engagement. Dacia Maraini, 2017

“Poems.” Various. Beloved Writing: 50 Years of Engagement. Dacia Maraini, 2017

“The Ship for Kobe.” Excerpt. The Malahat Review, #188, Autumn 2014.

”My Nights” and “War in a Plate,” (Transl.), Euro-San Francisco Poetry, p.36-41, 2001

"A Wicker Armchair," Trois, Vol. 12, No.2 April 1997.

"Your Lies," TROIS Vol. 11, No. 1-2 April 1996

"The Last Delirium of Youth," TROIS Vol. 11, No. 1-2 April 1996

"My Nights," TROIS Vol. 11, No. 1-2 April 1996

Excerpts from “Traveling in the Gait of a Fox,” Trois, Vol.11, Mo. 1-2, p. 315-320, 1995.

“A Certain Sea,” International Poetry Review, p. 37, 1994.

"Gentlemen...," "Now Julian Walks," POETRY Prism International, p. 36-38, Fall 1992

"Chinese Olives," PROSE Grain, Fall 1992.

"Storia di Piera," NOVEL EXCERPT Trois, autumn 1989.

"Mother and Son," PROSE  Writ, No.18, Spring 1987.

"Sorrow Ravages," PROSE  WestCoast  Review, 20/2, October 1985.

"Go Ahead Devour Me Too," POETRY  Quarry, Autumn 1985.

"Blood of Woman," POETRY Waves, Vol.13, No.1, Fall 1984.

"Your Racism My Love," Contemporary Verse 2, Vol.9, Nos. 3 & 4, Winter 86.

"It Lasted Such A Long Time," Contemporary  Verse  2, Vol.9, Nos. 3 & 4,Winter 1986.

"Give Me A Kiss," POETRY Contemporary  Verse  2, Vol.9, Nos. 3 & 4, Winter 1986.

"A Listless Malaise," POETRY  Contemporary  Verse  2, Vol.9, Nos. 3 & 4, Winter 1986.

Works in Anthologies

Exotic Gothic 4 (PS Publishing, UK) June 2012

Italians At Table. Guernica Editions, 2012

Slice Me Some Truth, (Wolsak and Wynn) 2011.

Vancouver VerseMap, Fall 2009

Exotic Gothic 2 (Ash-Tree Press, 2008)

Brass Tacks (Prentice Hall, 1998)

Second Chapter – The Canadian Writers Photography Project (Banff Centre Press, 2005)

Cultures in Transition (McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1995)

The Journey Prize Anthology (M&S, 1994); 

Breaking Free (Prentice Hall, 1994); 

Pens of a Different Colour: a Canadian Reader (Harcourt, Brace Janovich, 1993);

Words We Call Home U.B.C. Press, p. 115-123, 1990; 

Best Canadian Stories (Oberon Press, Ottawa, 1988);

Writers in Transition (Guernica, 1990); 

And Other Travels (Moonstone Press, Ontario, 1988); 

Ricordi (Guernica, Montreal, 1989);

The Writer's Handbook (The Writer Inc., Boston, 1988, 1990)


“Notes on Translation,” EVENT, Spring 2005.

"Avoiding the Stereotypes," Writers  In  Transition, (Guernica, 1990).

"Foremother Column: Dacia Maraini," Contemporary  Verse  2, Summer 1989.

"Writing a Novel in One Hour a Day," The  Writer's  Handbook, (The Writer, Inc., 1988 Edition, Boston, Mass.)

"Writing a Novel in One Hour a Day," The  Writer, February 1987.

"Amos Garrett," (2 pages) Rhythm  Magazine, July 1983.

"Moev," Rhythm Magazine, September 1983.

"David Raven,"  Rhythm Magazine, January 1984.

Works Translated into Foreign Languages (Excluding Books)

L’altra Storia [Anthology of Italian-canadian Literature] (Monteleone, Italy, 1998)

Altre Terre [Contemporary Stories from English Canada] (Supernova, Italy, 1997) story;

Diario Della Settimana (Publikompass spa, Italy, 1996) novel excerpt;

Hong Kong Literature Monthly (Hong Kong Literary Press, 1995) story.

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