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~ Kate Marshall Flaherty ~

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Kate Marshall Flaherty lives in Toronto with her husband and three children. She leads poetry sweatshops and writing-as-a-spiritual-practice workshops, leads meditation and mindfulness retreats, teaches yoooga and is a founding member of the Children's Peace Theatre Toronto. She celebrated the launch of her first book, entitled Tilted Equilibrium, May 2006, and launched her first CD, Deepening Stillness, in June 2006. She has read at Toronto's Art Bar, Toronto WordStage, Hot Sauced Words and The Renaissance Conspiracy reading series and TOPS events. She has won several awards for her poetry, is published in a number of magazines and anthologies, and made the shortlist for both the Descant Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem 2006, and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry 2006, and others. Kate won the Toronto Art Bar's Poetry Slam 2005, and the Toronto Art Bar's Poetry Sweatshop Contest in 2004. She has been filmed and interviewed for Bravo's Heart of the Poet series twice in 2005 and 2006, and was interviewed by CBC's Rosie Fernandez for "Words at large" as a new Random Acts of Poetry Poet. She has participated in The Banff Centre's Writing With Style Program twice, and leads a Poetry Writing Workshop at University of Toronto's Continuing Ed. SMC Campus. Poetry is her first love, and continues to be her life-line.

- The Ontario Poetry Society
- The Canadian Poetry Association

Hon. Mention in the William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, 2008
First place for the Shaunt Basmajian Award 2006
First place in the Canadian Church Award for Poetry 2006
First place in Canadian Poetry Association's Poetry Contest 2006
First place in Word Magazine's Literary Contests 2003
Third Place in Word Magazine's Literary contest 2004
First place in Cranberry Tree Press Poetry Contest 2002
Honourable Mention THIS Magazine Great Canadian Poetry Contest 2005
Second Place for the 2007 Silver Hammer Award for Poetry
Selected Anthologies:
Oval Victory (Hidden Brook Press 2002) ISBN 1-894553-35-7
Rocks and Rhythm (beret days books 2003) ISBN 0-9687157-3-7
Rise Up Singing: An Anthology of Women's Poetry & Prose
Other Voices (Emergence by Design 2002) ISSN 0838-4789
Ascent Aspirations (Windfire 2006) ISSN 1715-0841
Outward Bound: An Anthology of Canadian Verse (HMS Press 2005) ISBN1-55253-055-8
Handprints on the Future (Hidden Brook Press 2003) ISBN 1-894553-48-9
Poet to Poet, Guernica Editions, 2012 Edited by Elana Wolff and Julie Roorda.
Books in Print:
Salt (Micro Prose 2005) ISBN 0-9734609-3-8
Tilted Equilibrium (Hidden Brook Press, 2006) ISBN 1-894553-70-5
Deepening Stillness (Big Window Music 2006)
Contact information:
- Kate Marshall Flaherty
- Email Kate
- Phone # 416-699-6692