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Courtney Bates-Hardy
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Secondary (Grades 10-12)

Courtney Bates-Hardy

Courtney Bates-Hardy is the author of Anatomical Venus (Radiant Press, 2024), House of Mystery (2016), and a chapbook, Sea Foam (JackPine Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Event, Vallum, RoomCAROUSEL, PRISM, and This Magazine, among othersShe is the co-editor of apart: a year of pandemic poetry and prose (Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, 2021). Her poems have been featured in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and The Best Canadian Poetry 2021, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is queer and disabled, and one-third of a writing group called The Pain Poets. 

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Anatomical Venus

Radiant Press, 2024, Publication

House of Mystery

Kelp Queen Press/ChiZine Publications, 2016,

Sea Foam

JackPine Press, 2013,


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