Melanie Siebert



Areas of Research & Creative Activity



Melanie Siebert (MFA, BFA, 2005/MFA, 2009) has worked as a wilderness guide on northern rivers from Alaska to Baffin Island for more than 10 years.  The on-the-water research for her first collection of poetry, Deepwater Vee, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award (poetry) in 2010. Her writing has been broadcast on CBC and published in literary journals, including The Walrus, The Malahat Review, Event, Prairie Fire, and in Half in the Sun, an anthology of contemporary Mennonite writing. She has been an Artist in Residence at the UVic Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, and was an author-in-residence at the prestigious Berton House Writers Retreat in the Yukon.

Selected Publications

Deepwater Vee, Published by McCelland & Stewart


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