Carla Funk


B.F.A. (UVic)

Areas of Research & Creative Activity



Carla Funk (BFA, 1997) was born and raised in Vanderhoof, the geographical centre of BC and one of the earliest Mennonite settlements in the province. Having grown up in a world of logging trucks, storytellers, ladies’ sewing circles, and rural realism, she turned to poetry as a place to set down the images of her upbringing. Her work has been featured in anthologies including Breathing Fire: Canada’s Young Poets (Harbour, 1995), in various literary journals, and as part of the Poetry in Transit series. Her books of poetry include Blessing the Bones into Light (Coteau Books, 1999), Head Full of Sun (Nightwood Editions, 2002), The Sewing Room (Turnstone Press, 2006), and most recently, Apologetic (Turnstone Press, 2010). She was the City of Victoria's inaugural poet laureate (2006-2008) and currently teaches in UVic's Department of Writing.

Selected Publications


Apologetic, Published by Turnstone Press



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