• Biography

    Several selections from Carole Langille's most recent book of poetry, Late In A Slow Time, have been adapted to music by renowned Canadian composer Chan Ka Nin. The production, also called Late In A Slow Time debuted at the 2006 Sound Symposium in St. John's, Newfoundland and will be on Duo Concertante's forthcoming CD.

    Her second book of poetry, In Cannon Cave, was nominated for a Governor General's Award in 1997, and the Atlantic Poetry Prize in 1998. Her children's book, Where the Wind Sleeps, was the Canadian Children's Book Center Choice in 1996. Her most recent children's book is Interview With A Stick Collector.

    Her book of short stories, When I Always Wanted Something, was long listed for the 2009 ReLit Award for short fiction.

    Originally from New York City, where she studied with the poets John Ashbery and Carolyn Forche among others, Carole now lives in Black Point, Nova Scotia.

    She has taught at The Humber School for Writing Summer Program, Maritime Writer's Workshop, the Community of Writers in Tatamagouche, and at Women's Words the University of Alberta. She has taught Creative Writing at Mount Saint Vincent University, Writing for the Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and currently teaches Creative Writing: Poetry at Dalhousie University.

    Carole has given poetry readings in Athens, Delhi, Prague, London England, New York City, Kirkcudbright Scotland, and throughout Canada. She has received Canada Council Grants for poetry, non-fiction and fiction as well as Nova Scotia Cultural Arts grants for poetry and fiction.



    • Church of the Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems, Pedlar Press, Newfoundland, fall 2012

      When I Always Wanted Something. The Mercury Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1551281377. A collection of short stories.

    • Interview with a Stick Collector. Illustrated by Sydney Smith. Roseway Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-896496-42-3.

    • Late in a Slow Time. Mansfield Press, 2003. ISBN 1-894469-13-5.

    • In Cannon Cave. Brick Books, 1997. ISBN 0-919626-91-2. Cover art by Terry James.

    • Where the Wind Sleeps. Lockeport, Roseway Publishing, 1996.

    • Tricky Traffic. Lancelot Press, 1994.

    • All That Glitters in Water. Baltimore, New Poets Series, 1990. ISBN 0-932-616-29-1.



    I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are, (linked short stories) Gaspereau Press (Oct. 2015)

    • Established Artist Recognition Award, 2013 from Arts Nova Scotia

    • Church of the Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems, nominated for The Atlantic Poetry Award, 2013 

    • When I Always Wanted Something Long-listed, 2009 ReLit Award (short fiction) 

    • Finalist, CBC Literary Contest, Poetry, 2004

    • Nominated for the 1998 Atlantic Poetry Prize; 'In Cannon Cave'

    • Nominated for the 1997 Governor General's Award; 'In Cannon Cave'

    • Canadian Children's Book Choice in 1996; 'Where the Wind Sleeps'

    • Nominated for the 1998 Atlantic Poetry Prize; 'In Cannon Cave'