Discover the poetry by twenty women from New Brunswick who contributed to a collection titled Cadence: Female Voices, published by Frog Hollow Press (Victoria, BC) and edited by Elizabeth Blanchard and Kayla Geitzler!

The video of the launch, which was originally broadcast on Facebook Live November 25, 2020, has been uploaded to our YouTube account.


Elizabeth Blanchard holds a BSc (Dalhousie University) and MSc. (Université Laval) in Pharmacy. As a pharmacist, she gained experience in pharmacokinetic research, practiced in both retail and hospital settings, and worked for the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program. Also a writer, she has been an active member of Moncton’s literary community for a number of years, and her short stories have appeared in Canadian literary journals and anthologies. She was project coordinator for the Chaire de recherche en études acadiennes at the Université de Moncton. She co-edited the poetry anthology Cadence: Voix féminines / Female Voices (Frog Hollow Press, 2020) with Kayla Geitzler, and is currently an associate fiction editor for the literary journal The Antigonish Review.

Kayla Geitzler was born and raised in Moncton NB. Her adventurous spirit has taken her all over the world and onto cruise ships where she worked for two years. This inspired her first poetry collection That Light Feeling Under Your Feet. Published by NeWest Press in 2018, it won the 2016 WFNB Bailey Prize, made the Calgary Bestseller List, and was shortlisted for the 2018 NB Fiddlehead Poetry Prize and Alberta Publishers’ Award. The CBC has recognized Kayla as a poet who reflects “the enduring strength of the literary form in this country” and All Lit Up has named her a “Rad Woman of Canadian Poetry”. With Elizabeth Blanchard, she is the co-editor of the forthcoming multilingual chapbook of NB Women Writers Cadence.


Jude Marie Augustine

Rachel Bonbon

Judy Bowman

Thuy-Dzung Dang

(published in Cadence under the name Dzung T. Dang)

Jo-Anne Elder

Reem Fayyad Abdel Samad

Kimberly Gautreau

Phyllis Grant

Emma Haché

Bryn Harris

Brigitte Harrison

Luke Hathaway 

(published in Cadence under the name Amanda Jerrigan)

Nancy King Schofield

Brigitte Lavallée

Dr. Sophie M. Lavoie

Danielle LeBlanc

Sonya Malaborza

Vanessa Moeller

Kieran Pridgeon

(published in Cadence under the name Katrina Pridgeon)

Sue Sinclair

Émilie Turmel

Shoshanna Wingate


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