St. George, Marie Elyse Yates

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St. George, Marie Elyse Yates

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Marie Elyse St. George is a visual artist, poet and author. Her work has been used for the covers of several Canadian books, and she has exhibited in both Canada and the United States. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Saskatchewan Writers Guild first prize for poetry (1989); The League of Canadian Poets National Poetry Contest first prize (1989); and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Nonfiction (2006). A collaboration of St. George’s art and Anne Szumigalski’s poetry at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, resulted in Voice, 1995 winner of the Governer General’s Literary Award. Her other books include Heading Out (1986), White Lions In The Afternoon (1987), and Once in a Blue Moon: An Artist's Life (2006). In 1996 she was given the Saskatchewan YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture. Born near St. Catherine’s, Ontario, St. George has lived in Canada, England and the United States but her home is in Saskatoon.


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