Stephanie McKenzie is the author of Saviours in This Little Space for Now which brings together two greats artists —Emily Carr (1871-1945) and Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890). Their spiritual yearnings and frustrations with societies that did not understand them seem to find a home together. Saviours in This Little Space for Now suggests that true salvation can be found in the greatest paintings and creations of our time.
Stephanie has also published two other collections of poetry with Salmon, Cutting My Mother’s Hair (2006) and Grace Must Wander (2009), and a monograph, Before the Country: Native Renaissance: Canadian Mythology, with the University of Toronto Press (2007). She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Toronto. McKenzie was born and raised in British Columbia but lives on the opposite Canadian coast now in Corner Brook, NL. She teaches in the English Programme at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, where she is an Associate Professor.
In addition to her academic and literary work, Stephanie is the International and National Artistic Director of The March Hare (Atlantic Canada’s largest literary festival) and Interviews Editor at Postcolonial Text.