Chance Encounters with Wild Animals
(Gaspereau Press, 2019)
Shortlisted for the 2020 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry
The Year of Our Beautiful Exile
(Gaspereau Press, 2015)
Handfuls of Bone
(Gaspereau Press, 2012)
(Gaspereau Press, 2007)
Any Other Woman: An Uncommon Biography
(NeWest Press, 2008)
(Turnstone Press, 2001)
The Momentum of Red
(Raincoast Books, 2004)
Monica Kidd and Linsday Bird (Boom Time, 2019)
Extended radio interview of Gaspereau Press poets Monica Kidd and Linsday Bird (Boom Time, 2019) on CJSW’s Writer’s Block available here: http://bit.ly/2BDIr2a
Shelagh Rogers, The Next Chapter (July 5, 2014)
- “Is the River.” FreeFall XXVIII No. 3. Fall 2018. Pp 8-27.
- “Contrary Mary.” Reprinted in Herizons 2018 31(3): 73-78.
- “Enjoy Every Sandwich.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2017);189(38):E1221
- “I Didn’t Think I Needed a Poet.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2017);189(32):E1053.
- “Pulling Together.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2017);189(27):E924.
- “What Happened to You?” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2017);189(23):E816.
- “Back to the Future in Alberta.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2017);189(19):E708.
- “Grace in Impossible Places.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2017);189(16):E622-E623.
- “The Music of Small Things.” In: Coming Here, Being There. A Canadian Migration Anthology, edited by Donald F. Mulcahy, pp. 71-78. Toronto: Guernica (2016)
- “Writing Home.” In Coming Here, Being There. A Canadian Migration Anthology, edited by Donald F. Mulcahy, pp. 275-288. Toronto: Guernica (2016)
- “Public Grief: The Hip.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2016);188(16):1000-1129.
- “Ground-truthing.” In: Falling in Love with Poetry, edited by Kim Jernigan, 127-132. St. Jacob’s: The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers and Writing (2016)
- “Shadows, Slicksters and Soothsayers: Physicians in Canadian Poetry.” Canadian Literature (2014);221:37-54
- “Keeper of the Marks” in The Malahat Review Autumn 2013: 5-10 (Won a National Magazine Award in the Profile Category)
- “On medicine, arts and sharing the burden.” Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2013);185(8): 688-689
- “Is there a doctor in the kitchen?” Reader’s Digest Mar 2012. pp. 52-63.
- “Enamoured by Chance.” The New Quarterly (2011);119: 111-112
- “Ground-truthing” in The New Quarterly (Winter 2010); 12-17
- “When the Bough Breaks” in Reader’s Digest (October, 2010): 70-75. Originally published as “Fried Egg Sandwich” in Riddle Fence #3 (2009):70-81.
- Grenfell Campus (Corner Brook NL) 2019
- Thin Air Festival (Winnipeg MB) 2019
- Single Onion Reading Series (Calgary AB) 2019, 2018
- Western University (London ON) 2016
- Rowers Reading Series (Toronto ON) 2016
- LitLive (Hamilton ON) 2016
- The March Hare (Various, NL) 2016, 2009
- Art Bar Poetry Series (Toronto ON) 2016, 2012
- Wordfest (Calgary AB) 2015
- Flywheel Poetry Series (Calgary AB) 2015
- Spring Tides Reading Series (St. John’s NL) 2015, 2012
- Boreal Poetry Garden (Portugal Cove, NL) 2012
- University of British Columbia (Vancouver BC) 2012
- Ain’t Poetry Grand (St. John’s NL) 2011, 2008
- Just Before Dinner (Port Rexton NL) 2009
- Woody Point Writers’ Festival (Woody Point NL) 2008
Writing and Journalism Awards
- 2018 Alberta Magazine Publishers’ Association Awards, Finalist (“Is the River” – Fiction)
- 2014 National Magazine Award (Profile) for “Keeper of the Marks” in The Malahat Review
- 2011 Ars Medica/Canadian Medical Association Journal’s Humanities Poetry and Prose prize for “Risk factors for hemorrhagic pancreatitis”
- 2011 KR Wilson (Canadian Business Press) Silver Medal for Best Column (shared with Alan Cassels and Eric Cadesky), The CMAJ Salon
- 2010 First Place, Geist Magazine’s Jackpine Sonnet Contest
- 2008 Honorable Mention, Geist Magazine’s Postcard Story Contest (Honourable Mention)
- 2006 First Prize in Special Radio Program, The Gracie Awards, for A Map of the Body
- 2005 Finalist in Radio – Environment, New York Festivals
- Feature (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
- Finalist, In-Depth Radio), Society for Environmental Journalism
- 2003 Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs’ Distinguished Public Education Award for Science Reporting
- 2002 Continuing Coverage (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
- Entertainment (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
- Finalist, Radio Drama, New York Festivals
- Honorable Mention – Investigative Reporting, Radio Television Digital News Association
- 2001 Spot News (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
- Continuing Coverage (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
- Feature (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
- 2000 Continuing Coverage (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
- Health Reporting Award, Canadian Nursing Association
Films & Videos
As a medical student in 2007, I spent a month in the community of Twillingate, on Newfoundland’s northeast coast. This is one version of my time there. Shot in 16 mm B&W.
In 1928, Amelia Earhart wanted to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. (As a passenger first; her efforts to become the first female pilot would come late.) On the way, she and the crew of Friendship were grounded for a week in Trepassey, Newfoundland due to bad weather. This is the story of that week, as recounted by Laura Devereaux, who met her as a young girl.