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Jane Munro is a Canadian poet. She has published six collections of poetry, including Blue Sonoma, which won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. She was a recipient of the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Jane Munro
Jane Munro at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2016
Munro at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2016

Munro was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia in 1943 and raised in Vancouver and North Vancouver. She studied at the University of British Columbia, undergraduate, M.F.A. and Ed.D., Indiana University B.A. and Simon Fraser University M.A. where she worked with poet Robin Blaser.[1][2] She taught creative writing in several Vancouver universities, and published her third collection, Grief Notes & Animal Dreams, in 1994.

Munro uses a blend of Eastern and Western styles in her compositions.[3] She belongs to the poetry collective Yoko's Dogs along with Susan Gillis, Jan Conn, and Mary di Michele.[2]

She is a proponent of Iyengar yoga [3] and currently lives in Vancouver.[4]


  1. ^ "Jane Munro". CanLit Poets. Canadian Literature. Archived from the original on 2015-06-02.
  2. ^ a b Medley, Mark (June 4, 2015). "Jane Munro's Blue Sonoma wins Griffin Poetry Prize". Globe and Mail.
  3. ^ a b Wotherspoon, Kasia (June 27, 2014). "An Interview with Jane Munro". Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jane Munro | 2015 Shortlist | Shortlists | Awards and Poets". Retrieved 2015-06-06.