P.K. PAGE was born in England and moved to Canada when she was three, subsequently living in most regions of the country. Page was the author of more than a dozen books, including poetry, a novel, short stories, essays, and books for children. Awarded a Governor General’s Award for Poetry (The Metal and the Flower) in 1954, Page was also on the shortlist for the Griffin Poetry Prize (Planet Earth) in 2003 and awarded the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary excellence in 2004. P.K. Page died in January 2010. Her 2009 collection, Coal and Roses (Porcupine’s Quill), was posthumously nominated for the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize.