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To the web page of me, Frances Boyle. I'm an award-winning writer of poetry and fiction based in Ottawa, Ontario.


My newest poetry collection, Openwork and Limestone, published in late 2022 is available from your local indie bookstore, or direct from Frontenac House Press.

Seeking Shade, my 2020 short story collection, from The Porcupines Quill won the Miramichi Reader Very Best! Award, and was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award and the ReLit Award.


My second poetry collection, This White Nest, from Quattro Books came out late in 2019. 

My novella, Tower, from Fish Gotta Swim Editions, was published in 2018.


All of my books have received some (very positive) reviews and appeared on lists of favourites - see the Media page.


I've also published another full-length collection of poetry, as well as several chapbooks and many poems and stories in magazines and anthologies. 

" We shall not cease from exploration

  And the end of all our exploring 

  Will be to arrive where we started

  And know the place for the first time. "

            T. S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"  


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