|Short Description of Yourself||
Literary and theatre critic
|Writing Focus or Interests||
Novels & Poetry & Journalism
|Published Works and Recognitions||
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
Who’s Who in Canada (University of Toronto Press (first appearance 1996)
North American Free Trade Agreement Artists Residency Program. A program jointly funded by the Canada Council and the Canadian Department of External Affairs in association with the government of Mexico. Artistic residency in Mexico (1995).
A Conversation with Patricia Keeney. The Arts. National University of Singapore. 2001.
Prix Jean Paris. Best new book of poetry in translation. Societe des Amis de la Poesie, Bergerac, France.
Featured reader and participant at Les Mots Qui Brulent, the 24th International Biennial of Poetry held in Liege Belgium. Poetry published in the biennial edition of le journal des poetes. December, 2005.
Visiting artist and scholar for ABECAN, the Brazilian Association of Canadian Studies. November, 2005 in Salvador and the Amazon region. Keynote speaker at the Congress in Gramado.
Patricia Keeney par Michel Duclos. Major critical article published in Poesie/Premiere. 38 Femmes en Poesie. 2007
Notes on new books by Patricia Keeney. Michel Duclos. Journal des Poetes 2. Paris. 2013
Nathan Cohen Award for Excellence in Theatre Criticism, 2012.
Visiting scholar and artist at Ain Shams University, Cairo. 2013.
Visiting scholar and artist at Charles University, Prague. 2013.
Resident Writer. Ryga Festival. Summerland. B.C. September, 2017.
Patricia Keeney is an award-winning poet, novelist, theatre and literary critic. The author of ten books of poetry and two novels and a longtime arts writer and interviewer for many years for Canadian Forum, Scene Changes, Canadian Theatre Review and Canadian Literature, Keeney continues her critical work both nationally and internationally in journals such as Arc and online: Critical Stages and Critically Speaking. Keeney’s poetry has been translated and published in French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Chinese and Hindi while her Selected Poems (Oberon) carries an introduction by the distinguished Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.