by George J. Dance


Trish M. Shields. Courtesy Author's Den.

Trish M. Shields is a Canadian poet and novelist.[1]


Shields was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in Europe. She studied creative writing at the Algonquin School of Fine Arts in Ottawa.[2]

Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Connections, PFlag Canada, Moonset, Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America journal, Taj Mahal Review, Weird Sisters West Magazine, and anthologies, including Agua Terra, Anthology Three, Myth Weavers: Canadian Myths and Legends, Boomerang, Hurricane Anthology: Washing the color of water golden, The Future Looks Bright, Book One, Elan: A Regina Weese collection, Sharing the Dark: Encounters with The abyss, Infinite Pleasures, No Love Lost 3, Oval Victory, and A Time of Trial.[2]

Shields is the British Columbia chairperson for the Canadian Poetry Association and an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets, Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance, and Canadian Federation of Poets.[3] She is the page manager for Just About Write's Lesbian Poet Herstory.[4]

Shields is the parent of 3 children, two girls and a boy. She lives on Vancouver Island with her spouse and children.[5]


Her first poetry collection, Soul Speak, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.[1]

She won the Sakura Award for haiku at the 2008 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.[2]





  • Coast Lines: Canadian poets communicate. Katherine L. Gordon, 2007.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy Poets & Writers.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Trish M. Shields Author's Den, Inc. Web, June 8 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Trish Shields, Poets & Writers. Web, June 8, 2013.
  3. Trish Shields, Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web, June 8, 2013.
  4. Hilda Doolittle, Just About Write's Lesbian Poet Herstory, Nan Dunne. Web, June 8, 2013.
  5. Bio, Trish Shields, Web, June 8, 2013.

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