Sandy Pool is a feminist writer, editor, and professor of creative writing. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections and a chapbook published by Vallum Editions. Her first collection, Exploding Into Night (Guernica Editions) was nominated for Canada’s most prestigious poetry prize: The Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the Re-lit Award.
Her second full-length collection, Undark: An Oratorio (Nightwood Editions) was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry for the best book of poetry in the province of Ontario, an Alberta Book Award and the Toronto Emerging Artist award administered by the Toronto Arts Foundation. A selection from Undark: An Oratorio was also printed in The Best Canadian Poems 2011, published by Tightrope Books. Sandy also writes for the screen and the stage. Her most recent project, a series of librettos were performed by Tapestry New Opera Works in Toronto, and featured on NPR radio. Her third book, a book of hybrid nonfiction is currently represented by Aevitas Creative management, and was recently awarded a 65 000 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
She has taught English and Creative Writing internationally at a variety of universities including The University of East Anglia (UK), St. Bonaventure University (NY), The New College of Florida (FL), The University of Toronto, (CAN) The University of Calgary (CAN), Sheridan College (CAN), and Humber College (CAN). Currently, she is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and Feminist Literature at the University of East Anglia.