Catherine Hunter


Catherine Hunter Title: Professor
Office: 2A40
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.786.9283


Catherine Hunter earned her BA(Hons) from the UW and an MA and PhD from the University of Victoria. Her latest works are St. Boniface Elegies, a collection of poems about travel, grief, and the love of reading; and the novel After Light, about Irish immigrants, war, trauma, and the power of art. Cyclops Press recorded a CD of her poems, Rush Hour, with a bonus track by The Weakerthans, in 2002. Her essays, reviews, and creative work have appeared in journals, including Essays on Canadian Writing, Matrix, West Coast Line, Prairie Fire, CV2, and Grain; anthologies, including The Echoing Years: Contemporary Poetry from Canada and Ireland; Post Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry; Best Canadian Poetry 2013; Best Canadian Poetry 2015; and Best Canadian Poetry 2019; and her books, listed below. She edited Exposed, an anthology of five new women poets, and Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier, and for ten years she was the editor of The Muses’ Company poetry press. She has had the extraordinary good fortune to teach literature and creative writing in the UW English department since 1991.

Teaching Areas:
Creative Writing


(F) ENGL-2002.3 The Creative Process

(FW) ENGL-1001.6 English 1: The Art of Reading

(W) ENGL-2102.3 Introduction to Creative Writing



St. Boniface Elegies (poems). Signature, 2019.

After Light (novel). Signature, 2015.

Queen of Diamonds (mystery novel). Turnstone/Ravenstone, 2006.

In the First Early Days of My Death (novella). Signature, 2002.

The Dead of Midnight (mystery novel). Turnstone/Ravenstone, 2001.

Where Shadows Burn (mystery novel). Turnstone/Ravenstone, 1999.

Latent Heat (poems). Nuage (now Signature), 1997.

Lunar Wake (poems). Turnstone, 1992.

Necessary Crimes (poems). Blizzard, 1988.