Jean Kay, who moved from England to Canada with her family at the age of ten,  transformed herself into a dedicated poet following her retirement as Sales Events Coordinator for Canadian Airlines. Writing poetry every day for almost thirty years, Jean has published three books of poetry: Morning Light (2004); Christmas Poetry to Inspire (2015); Thanksgiving Poetry to Inspire (2019). In addition, Jean has published poetry in several anthologies, contributed regular poems to several newsletters, and writes poetry on commission through her company JK Creations. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Jean composed the music and lyrics to the song Canada, Our Canada.

A professional member of Canadian Authors Association, Jean has been an active volunteer in various roles at Canadian Authors—BC Branch, such as program chair, vice-president, longtime treasurer, short story contest coordinator, and editor of three branch anthologies. She has also been active at the national level of CAA, serving on several conference planning committees and acting as conference coordinator for CanWrite! 2010 in Victoria, B.C. In April 2021, Canadian Authors Association awarded Jean the Allan Sangster Award in recognition of her long and meritorious volunteer service to the association.

Jean has also been a member of the Evolutionary Business Institute, World Poetry, and the Ontario Poetry Society.


Books By Jean Kay