About ~ Canadian Poet Donna Allard

Proud member of the Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA), Writers' Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB), Road Scribes of America (TM), Royal City Literary Arts Society East Coast Liasion and Canadian Poetry Association Advisor & N.B. Outreach chapter (Facebook). Ms. Allard presently lives at her beach house year round with her cat 'Gale'.

She became inspired by Canada's Peoples' poet Milton Acorn, and editor Libby Oughton. Her mentor was poet activist Valerie LaPointe.

Published works:
Minago Streets, 2006
Hand Upon the Dune, 2006
Bellwalker, 2006
From Shore to Shoormal, 2012
Shoal (TBA), 2014




2013 - Writers Federation of New Brunswick

2013 - Royal City Literary Arts Society Atlantic Coast Liaison

2012 - Canadian Women in the Literary Arts

2000 - Canadian Poetry Association Advisory position, NB Chapter, past National President

2012 - Road Scribes of America (TM)

2012 - NowPublic.com: Volunteer position as poetry news editor and civilian journalist for Now Public.com, by retired CTV reporter Mark Schneider, 2007 (CPA). In 2007, TIME Magazine named NowPublic one of the 50 Coolest Websites and in 2009, the site was nominated for an Emmy for Advanced Technology.NowPublic Technologies, Inc. is a Vancouver-based company. The company owns and operates NowPublic.com.

2005 - 2011 National President of the Canadian Poetry Association (CPA); Editor for POEMATA

2000 - 2005 CPA Atlantic Representative, National Coordinator

1997 represented the province of New Brunswick at the National Milton Acorn Festival 10th Anniversary and fill in for the presiding N.B. Lieutenant Governor poet Herménégilde Chaisson.

1987 - 1995 Executive Board of Directors for the National Milton Acorn Festival



2004, 2006, 2013 Acorn-Plantos Book Award Judge

2008, 2010 Canadian Aid Literary Award

2004, 2007 Arts Hamilton Literary Award Judge



1990 Nino Ricci PEI Writers Guild

1990 Don McKay PEI Writers Guild



2013 From Shore to Shoormal, Broken Jaw Press and BS Poetry Society, 72 pages, ISBN 978-1-55391-111-1

2006 Bellwalker: Devolution, River Bones Press, ISBN 0973867159, 9780973867152

2006 Hand Upon the Dunes, River Bones Press, ISBN 0973867140

2006 Minago Streets, River Bones Press, ISBN 0973867132



2013 Mind Paintings Anthology, 2011, Silver Bow Publishing, ISBN - 10: 0991685156 ISBN - 13: 9780991685158

2013 Voices Israel Anthology vol 30., 2013 https://www.pw.org/content/voices_israel_0

2009 And Left a Place To Stand On: Poems and Essays on Al Purdy, Hidden Brook Press, ISBN 978-1-897475-33-1

2009 Expressions: Dr. William Henry Drummond Anthology, Volume Two, ISBN: 1-894747-47-X

2007 Voices Israel Anthology https://www.voicesisrael.com/winningpoems2007.htm

2003 Hand Prints on the Future, Canadian Poetry Association, HBPress, ISBN 1-894553-48-9

2002 Time of Trial: Beyond the Terror of 9/11, Hidden Brook Press, ISBN 1-894553-30-6 

2002 Windfall, Canadian Poetry Association, HBPress, ISBN 1-894553-36-5

2002 Oval Victory; a Canadian Poetry Association anthology, HBPress, ISBN 1-894553-35-7

2001 Poetea For Six, Hidden Brook Press Canadian Poetry Association Signature Series, ISBN -1-894553-25-X

2001 No Love Lost II: An International Anthology of Poetry, Hidden Brook Press, ISBN: ISBN-10:1894553012 ISBN-13:  9781894553018

2000 The Open Window II: An International Anthology of Poetry, Hidden Brook Press

1999 Postal Code, Hidden Brook Press

1998 Postal Code, CPA Participating Members Chapbook, Hidden Brook Press, ISBN 0-9684630-0-2



2014 Long Island Review, 'Walt's Corner' (Walt Whitman), published 'dirt road'.


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