Elrick’s work is not only a deeply thoughtful exploration of the interstitial spaces that comprise our understandings of “home,” but it is also a meditation on what the self is constructed from.

Jordan Abel, 2017 Griffin Award winner, author of Injun 

Michelle Elrick is a writer and performer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her most recent release is Photon Touch, a chapbook + studio album of poetry and music created in collaboration with Michael Belyea (River of Diamonds/Trunk Sale, 2019). Elrick’s latest full-length book, then/again, was published by Nightwood Editions’ blewointment imprint for innovative poetry in 2017. She is a graduate of The Writers’ Studio at Simon Fraser University where she studied under the direction of Betsy Warland, Miranda Pearson, Daphne Marlatt and others. She was the recipient of the 2017 Arty Award for Literary Excellence, the 2011 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, and was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award for Poetry in 2015. Her work has appeared in Geist, Prairie Fire, Poetry is Dead, Canadian Literature, Event and other journals, and she was featured on the cover of CV2 magazine’s Winter 2011 edition. An internationally received artist, Elrick has read at festivals and events in Minneapolis, Belfast, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam and all across Canada. In 2012 she debuted a performance installation series in Reykjavik, Iceland called Notes From the Fort: a poetic of inhabited space. In addition to her text-based work, she has also written and directed several poetry films, which have screened internationally and been awarded broadcast contracts on CBC television. She is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Michelle Elrick juxtaposes the archetypal with deft detail and the freshest of phrasing.

Lorna Crozier, author of What the Soul Doesn’t Want

Full resolution photos:

Michelle Elrick – head shot (Image made by Scott Munn)

Michelle Elrick – profile (Image made by Scott Munn)

Michelle Elrick – full (Image made by Scott Munn)

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