On April 1, 2017, Brenda became the seventh Saskatchewan Poet Laureate.
From the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild site:
Commencing in 2000, the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Program was the first provincial program of its kind in Canada. The Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild are partners in the program, which is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield.
Communities, non-profit organizations, service organizations, and educational institutions may submit applications requesting the participation of the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate at a special event in Saskatchewan.More information here.
A review of Line Dance, an anthology of poems in which Brenda's work is included, can be read here.
Many thanks to reviewer Shelley A. Leedahl. Hats off to editor Gerald Hill for coming up with this intriguing project and seeing it through, and to Burton House Books publisher Byrna Barclay for all her work in bringing it forth.
Work from Brenda's new project is included in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2015.