Claudia Coutu Radmore
Born: in Montreal Quebec, Canada
Resides: Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: claudiaradmore (at) gmail (dot) com
Claudia Coutu Radmore has been writing poetry in lyric and Japanese forms since the early nineties. Editor of many Haiku Canada Anthologies, member of the League of Canadian Poets, Tanka Canada, Haiku Canada, and KaDo Ottawa. Claudia was a consulting editor for Raw NerVZ and helped select tanka for Gusts, the Canadian tanka magazine. She has written renku with poets Grant Savage, Dorothy Howard, Raffael de Gruttola among others, and series of tan renga with Mike Montreuil and Grant Savage. She was co-editor with Marco Fraticelli for the Haiku Canada Special 35th and 40th anniversary anthologies, Touch of a Moth (2012), and Wordless (2017).
Her latest poetry collaboration is with Alrick Huebener, Ottawa musician: World Between Us.
Awards and Other Honors:
Second Prize: The 2008 Francine Porad Haiku Contest; 2009 National Capital Canadian Author’s Award for Poetry; Winner: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Sakura Award (2009); Finalist: the Origami Crane Award organized by the Tree Reading Series; Accidentals (2011, Apt. 9 Press, Ottawa), won the 2011 bpNichol Chapbook Award.
Her most recent books are An Armor All Shine (2009), tan renga with Mike Montreuil; the tanka manuscript Blackbird’s Throat (2009); the collection Your Hands Discover Me/ Tes mains me découvrent, in English and French, was published in May 2010 by Éditions du tanka francophone, Montreal, Quebec; The business of isness (haiku) and fish spine picked clean (tanka) were published in 2017 and 2018 by Éditions des petits nuages, Ottawa; Cough of a Sloth, a chapbook of gendai was published by phaphours press, Ottawa (2017); camera obscura a chapbook was published by above ground press, Ottawa (March, 2019).
"abandoned farm" - Carpe Diem (2008); "first light" - Carpe Diem (2008); "for the briefest moment" - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Award (2009); "bee buzz" - Matrix Magazine, The Zen Issue (March 2011); "summer heat" - 2nd place, Francine Porad contest (2008); "sweeping away" - Basho Festival Anthology (2004).