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First Name Jean
Last Name Van Loon
Member Since October 3, 2003
Email jean.vanloon27@gmail.com
City Ottawa
State Ontario
Country Canada
Branch Affiliation National Capital Region
Twitter @JeanVanloon
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Bio Jean Van Loon is a life-long resident of Ottawa. Since retiring from a career as a public servant and head of the steel industry’s national trade association, she has published poems and stories in literary magazines across Canada and in Journey Prize Stories 19. When not at her desk, she often walks through the Experimental Farm, comprised in large part of farmland bought from J.R. Booth, the industrialist who inspired her first poetry collection, Building on River, (Cormorant Books, 2018), which was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Awards. Her second book, Nuclear Family, will be published by Mc'Gill-Queen's University Press April 2022.
Publications Nuclear Family, Poems, McGill-Queen's University Press, April 2022. Building on River, Poems, Cormorant Books, 2018.
Other Memberships The Writers' Union of Canada League of Canadian Poets
Awards Anthologized in Journey Prize Stories 19, 2007 Finalist for Ottawa Book Award 2019
Genres Poetry, Short Stories
Available For Readings, Workshops, Book Club Meetings
Services Offered Book Reviews