An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna Crozier has been acknowledged for her contributions to Canadian literature, her teaching and her mentoring with five honourary doctorates, most recently from McGill and Simon Fraser Universities. Her books have received numerous national awards, including the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry. The Globe and Mail declared The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things one of its Top 100 Books of the Year, and Amazon chose her memoir as one of the 100 books you should read in your lifetime. A Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, she has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and has read her poetry, which has been translated into several languages, on every continent except Antarctica. Her book, What the Soul Doesn’t Want, was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry.
Her latest work, The House the Spirit Builds is a collection of poems inspired by the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. Lorna’s poetry, accented by the photographs of Peter Coffman and Diane Laundy, evokes some of the area’s most characteristic landscapes and revered cultural heritage.
In 2018, Lorna received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives on Vancouver Island with cats who love to garden.