Carole Glasser Langille

Carole Glasser Langille is the author of 4 books of poetry, 2 collections of short stories, 2 children’s books and a non-fiction book “Doing Time: Writing Workshops in Prison.”

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.                       “I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are,” her second collection of short stories, was nominated for the Alistair MacLeod Award  for Short Fiction.  Her children’s book, Where the Wind Sleeps, was the Canadian Children’s Book Center Choice in 1996.

Several selections from Carole Glasser Langille’s 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.

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.


Doing Time, Writing Workshops in Prison, (non-fiction) Pottersfield Press, (January 2020)

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

Church of the Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems, Pedlar Press, Toronto (Fall 2012)

When I Always Wanted Something (Short Stories) Mercury Press, Toronto, Ontario, (Fall 2008)

Late In A Slow Time (Poetry) Mansfield Press, Toronto, Ont., Spring 2003

In Cannon Cave (Poetry) Brick Books, London, Ontario 1997

All That Glitters in Water (Poetry) New Poetry Series, Baltimore, Maryland 1990

Interview With A Stick Collector (Children’s Book) Roseway Publishing, Lockeport, 2004

Where the Wind Sleeps (Children’s Book) Roseway Publishing, Lockeport, Nova Scotia 1996


I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are, Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction, 2016

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’

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