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Bibliography of Works by Susan Musgrave


Songs of the Sea Witch. Winlaw, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1970.

Skuld. Frensham, England: Sceptre Press, 1971.

Mindscapes: Poems by Zieroth, Jiles, Musgrave, Wayman. Ed. Ann Wall. Toronto: Anansi, 1971.

Birthstone. Rushden, England: Sceptre Press, 1971.

Equinox. Rushden, England: Sceptre Press, 1972.

Entrance of the Celebrant. New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Kung. Rushden, England: Sceptre Press, 1973.

Grave-Dirt and Selected Strawberries. New York: Macmillan, 1973.

Against: Poem. Rushden, England: Sceptre Press, 1974.

Gullband Thought Measles Was a Happy Ending. Vancouver, BC: J.J. Douglas, 1974.

Two Poems. Knotting, England: Sceptre Press, 1975.

Between Friends. Toronto: Dreadnaught Press, 1976.

The Impstone. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1976.

For Charlie Beaulieu in Yellowknife Who Told Me To Go Back to the South and Write Another Poem About Indians. Knotting, England: Sceptre Press, 1977.

Selected Strawberries and Other Poems. Winlaw, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1977.

Two Poems for the Blue Moon. Knotting, England: Sceptre Press, 1977.

Kiskatinaw Songs. with Sid Robinovitch. Winnipeg, Man.: S. Robinovitch, 1980.

Becky Swan’s Book. Erin, ON: Porcupine’s Quill, 1978.

A Man to Marry, a Man to Bury. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1979.

Conversation During the Omelette aux Fines Herbes. Knotting, England: Sceptre Press, 1979.

When My Boots Drive Off in a Cadillac. Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 1980.

Taboo-Man. Vancouver, BC: C. Duthie, 1981.

Tarts and Muggers: Poems New and Selected. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1982.

The Plane Put Down in Sacramento. Vancouver, BC: W. Hoffer, 1982.

Cocktails at the Mausoleum. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1985.

In the Small Hours of the Rain. Victoria: Reference West, 1991.

The Embalmer’s Art: Poems New and Selected. Toronto: Exile Editions, 1991.

The Spiritualization of Cruelty: Six Poems. Toronto: Lake Galleries, 1992.

Forcing the Narcissus. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994.

Things That Keep and Do Not Change. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999.

Twenty-eight Uses for Al Purdy’s Ashes. Victoria, BC: Reference West, for the Hawthorne Society, 1999.

What The Small Day Cannot Hold: Collected Poems 1970-1985. Victoria: Porcepic Books, 2000.

Nothing. Vancouver: Pooka Press, 2004.

Stopping By the Mailbox on a Snowy Evening. Vancouver: Pooka Press, 2004.

Canadian Roulette. Vancouver: Pooka Press, 2004.

When the World is Not Our Home: Selected Poems 1985-2000.Thistledown Press, 2009.

The Obituary of Light: Sangan River Meditations. Thistledown Press, 2009.

Origami Dove. McClelland and Stewart, 2011.


The Charcoal Burners. Toronto: Totem Books, 1981.

The Dancing Chickens. Toronto: Methuen, 1987.

Cargo of Orchids. Toronto: Vintage, 2001.

Journalism Books

Great Musgrave. Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall, 1989.

Musgrave Landing: Musings on the Writing Life. Toronto: Stoddart, 1994.

Your in Canada Now…: A Memoir of Sorts. Saskatoon, Sask.: Thistledown Press, 2005.

Children’s Literature

Gullband. Vancouver, B.C.: J.J. Douglas Ltd., 1974.

Hag Head. with Carol Evans. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1980.

Kestrel and Leonardo. Victoria, BC: Reference West, for the Hawthorne Society, 1990.

Dreams are More Real than Bathtubs. with Marie-Louise Gay. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers, 1998.

Books Edited by Susan Musgrave

Clear-cut Words: Writers for Clayoquot. Victoria, BC: Reference West, for the Hawthorne Society, 1993.

Because You Loved Being a Stranger: 55 Poets Celebrate Patrick Lane. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1994.

Nerves Out Loud: Critical Moments in the Lives of Seven Teen Girls. Toronto: Annick Press, 2001.

You Be Me: Friendship in the Lives of Teen Girls. Toronto: Annick Press, 2002.

The Fed Anthology: Brand New Fiction and Poetry from the Federation of BC Writers. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2003.

Certain Things About My Mother: Daughters Speak. Toronto: Annick Press, 2003.

Perfectly Secret: The Hidden Lives of Seven Teen Girls. Toronto: Annick Press, 2004.

Updated February 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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