Katherena Vermette

Metis writer Katherena Vermette is only half as Mennonite as you, but her mom’s originally a Friesen and they are poised to take over the world, so she’s really half SuperMenno. Vermette’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in various compilations and magazines, most recently cv2 and Kimiwan. Her first book was a collection of poems, North End Love Songs (J Gord Shillingford 2012), and her upcoming project, The Seven Teachings Stories (Portage and Main 2014) is a children’s picture book series. She’s also writing a collection of short stories, but is pretty sure it’s going to be the death of her and never actually be finished.

She also just found out she won the Lina Chartrand Award for activist inspired poetry. Yay!

Kate, you can call her that, lives in Winnipeg and is completing her Master of Fine Arts via UBC. She is also a mentor with the Booming Ground Writers Program, Poetry Editor for Geez Magazine, member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective, and overbearing mother of two tween/teen girls.

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