Elizabeth St Jacques

For over three decades, Elizabeth's poetry, articles, reviews and columns have appeared in numerous publications, including Amelia, Canadian Author, Cicada, Frogpond, Haiku Canada, The Alchemist, HWUP, Modern Haiku, Lynx, Mirrors, Woodnotes, Brussels Sprout, Wind Chimes, Albatross, Mainichi, This is Yomiuri, Our Family, Canadian Living, Road Rider, Woman's World.

Her haiku appear in websites WWW Haiku Anthology, AHA Poetry, Haiga Online, The Heron’s Nest, Chaba, and others.  Anthologies that include her haiku are Haiku sans frontières, edited by André Duhaime; Haiku World (and) Haiku Seasons, edited by William J. Higginson; Favorite Haiku, Vol. 2, edited by H.F. Noyes; Through the Spirea, edited by Michael D. Welch; The Haiku Path, The Haiku Society of America; and others.

Among her many awards are a top ten winner in People's Third Annual International Haiku and Senryu Contest 2000, Editor's Choice Award, The Heron's Nest, 2000, 2nd place in the 1999 Yuki Teikei Kiyoshi Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest, 2nd Place in the 1998 National League of American Pen Women’s International Haiku Contest, 1st place in the 1997 Robert Frost Chapter, California Federation of Chaparral Poets; 1st in the Haiku Society of America's Merit Book Award for her collection, Dance of Light, maplebud press, 1995; the Cicada Haiku Chapbook Award for her collection landings soft, Amelia Press, 1994; the Cicada Award,  four years in a row (1990 to 1994), for her solo renga; the Museum of Haiku Literature Award for "collecting early colors," a renga with anne mckay, Frogpond, Vol. XIII:2, 1990; and the Museum of Haiku Literature Award for her haiku sequence, amish territory, Frogpond, Vol. XV:1, 1992

Among the long list of competitions that Elizabeth has judged are the WHF2000 Haiku Poems Competition (co-judged); the Florida State Poetry Assoc., Sijo 2000 category; Arizona State Poetry Society 1999 sijo category; the Tallahassee Writers’ Association 1999 haiku category; The 1998 People’s Poetry International Haiku Contest (co-judged With George Swede); 1998 Florida State Poets Assoc. sijo category; Northern Ontario Poetry Competition (1996 and 1997); Arizona State Poetry Society's 1992 Haiku Category; The Haiku Society of America's 1991 Merit Book Awards (co-judged with Elizabeth Searle Lamb). Initiating Canadian Writer's Journal's annual poetry competition in 1993, she served as its judge from 1993 to 1997.

In the past, she has served as Poetry Editor of Canadian Writer's Journal (1993 to 1997); Contributing Editor, Small Press Review (1993 to 1997). Book reviewer for Canadian Book Review Annual (1989 to1997), Canadian Author (1988 to 1994); Freelance - Saskatchewan Writers Guild (1989 to 92). Columnist with Canadian Biker (1985), Canadian Writer's Journal (1990 to 1997), and Small Press Review (1993 to 1997), including many other positions. She currently serves as Associate Editor of Sijo West and Editor and webmaster of the website, Poetry In The Light.

Elizabeth and her husband, René, make their home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. Their sons, René and Del, reside in British Columbia.


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                                COLLECTIONS BY ELIZABETH


Order first two books (or two of the same) and receive "echoes" as a gift!  All Maplebud Press books are autographed. This offer available only from Elizabeth St Jacques

DANCE OF LIGHT – 150 haiku with Foreword by Christopher Herold, former President of the Haiku Poets of N. California and artwork by Ruby Spriggs of Ottawa, Ontario. Winner of the 1995 Merit Book Award, Haiku Society of America; Albatross Award, 1995 (Romania); and Small Press Review’s November “Pick” 1995. Maplebud Press, ISBN: 0-9693811-3. 124 pages, perfect bound, soft cover, photos. $15. (Available)

AROUND THE TREE OF LIGHT – the first collection of original sijo in the English-language by a North American poet. More than 60 sijo along with the history of sijo, instructions on how to write this charming poetry form and the changes it is undergoing in the West. Lists for further sijo reading, publications, and competitions.Maplebud Press, 1995/1997, ISBN: 0-9693811-2-3. 100 pages, perfect bound, soft cover. $14. (Available)

echoes all strung out – Elizabeth’s first haiku illustrated by the author. Maplebud Press,  ISBN: 0-9693811-0-7. 48 pages, saddle stitched, soft cover. $5.  (Available)


landings soft – this collection of 37 haiku was the winner of the Cicada Haiku Chapbook Award, published by Amelia Press, 1994. ISBN: 0-936545-21-6. 16 pages, saddle-stitched, soft cover, author’s photo on front cover. $5.ppd. (CA residents add 7.25% sales tax); $5.50 to Canada & Mexico; $7. Elsewhere. (Available from Amelia. Email publisher Frederick Raborg, Jr.  for details --  subject line should read: Book Order Query) Please note: this collection is available ONLY from Amelia.


The following 4 collections are sold out and OUT OF PRINT but can be found in some libraries:

curve of light –a mini collection of haiku published by Trabarni Productions, Canada  ISBN: 1-895666-10-4, 1993.

Silver Sigh & Shadows Blue - haiku and other poetry. M.O. Publishing, USA, 1989

Diary of Thoughts - Carlton Press, Inc., USA, 1967

SURVIVORS: THE GREAT DEPRESSION (1929-1939) – mapblebud press, 1991  ISBN: 0-9693811-1-5. True experiences of those who survived one of the most devastating periods in modern history. Researched for 4 ½ years. Stories of anger, sorrow, courage and humor from Canada, USA, England, Greece and New Zealand. Maplebud Press, 140 pages, photos, Glossary, index, spiral bound, soft cover.

BROADSHEETS:  (these are still available, each costing only a few cents!  Order ONLY from Dorothy Howard):

… on a fair day – a solo series of haiku - Haiku Canada

from now on (co-authored with Dorothy Howard) – a 100 link renga. Proof Press, Canada

searching the shore (co-authored with Michael Dudley) – a renga. Proof Press, Canada

gatherings (co-authored with Winona Baker) – a renga. Haiku Canada

On The Edge (a solo haiku folder) - available only from  LeRoy Gorman, editor & publisher,  pawEpress.


                   (OUT OF PRINT but may be found in some libraries)

Canadian Poets & Friends 1997, M.O. Publishing Company, USA

Canadian Poets & Friends 1998, Laurentian Valley Press, Canada (0-932044-18-2)

Canadian Poets & Friends 1979, Laurentian Valley Press, Canada (0709-3462)

Canadian Poets & Friends 1980, Laurentian Valley Press, Canada  (0709-3462)

Canadian Encounter 1981, Laurentian Valley Press, Canada  (0228-6521) - poetry, articles, reviews, etc.

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