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Sharon Berg

Sharon Berg is the author of poetry and stories as well as nonfiction that focuses on First Nations history and education. She has published several poetry collections, including To a Young Horse (poetry, Borealis Press, 1979), The Body Labyrinth (poetry, Coach House Press, 1984) and a number of chapbooks. After early success as an author, Berg focused on her career as an educator. In 2006 she founded an international literary E-zine and press, Big Pond Rumours, which she closed in 2019. Her retirement from teaching in 2016 inspired her to take up her pen once again, and she has released poems, short stories and novelettes in a number of publications. She also released Naming the Shadows (short fiction, Porcupine’s Quill, 2019), The Name Unspoken: Wandering Spirit Survival School (cross genre history, Big Pond Rumours Press, 2019), Stars in the Junkyard (poetry, Cyberwit, 2020), and Before the Heart Went Down: Selected Poems by Robert Billings (poetry & memoir, Cyberwit, 2020). Born in Ontario, she now lives in Charlottetown, NL, Canada.