Poetic Places Fredericton

Sue Sinclair



Read Sue Sinclair's poem "Beholden."

Placed at Wilmot Park Splash Pad.


Raised in St. John’s, NL, local poet and teacher Sue Sinclair received her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB in 1994.  Upon graduation, Sinclair attended the University of New Brunswick, where she served as Writer-in-Residence for the 2011-2012 academic year.  In 2013 Sinclair worked for the Canadian Women for Literary Arts organization in Montreal as a Critic-in-Residence.  She has recently completed her PhD in Philosophy on Beauty and Aesthetics at the University of Toronto, and now lives in Fredericton and teaches at UNB.  Sinclair has released five collections of poetry, the first being Secrets of Weather and Hope in 2001.  In 2003 she published Mortal Arguments, which was followed by The Drunken Lovely Bird two years later, and Breaker in 2008.  All four of these collections were very well received and thus considered for awards, and The Drunken Lovely Bird won its nomination for the International Independent Publisher’s Award for Poetry.  Her latest publication, Heaven’s Thieves, was released in 2016 and won the 2017 Pat Lowther Memorial Award.

For More Information:

Atlantic Canadian Poetry Archive: http://www.stu-acpa.com/sue-sinclair.html

University of New Brunswick Faculty Biography: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/english/people/sinclair.html


Selected Bibliography

Secrets of Weather & Hope. London: Brick Books, 2001.

Mortal Arguments. London: Brick Books, 2003.

The Drunken Lovely Bird. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2004

Breaker. London: Brick Books, 2008.

Heaven's Thieves. London: Brick Books, 2016. 


Photo courtesy of Dr. Sinclair