Di Brandt

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Birthday
31, 1952
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Canadian feminist poet, critic, and academic known for Jerusalem, beloved; questions i asked my mother; So this is the world & here I am in it, and other works. Her works were shortlisted for such honors as the Trillium Prize and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Before Fame

She graduated from both the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto and subsequently taught at the University of Windsor and Brandon University.

Trivia

Many of her poems, including those in the collection Sweet, Sweet Blood, were set to music.

Family Life

She grew up in a Canadian Mennonite community with a fraternal twin sister and two other siblings. She and her artist husband, Les Brandt, had two children.

Associated With

She and her literary contemporary, Anne Carson, were both born in Canada.