Maurice Mierau is a Winnipeg writer, editor and teacher.
His second book of poems, Fear Not, won the ReLit Award
for poetry in 2009.

Maurice’s first book of poems was Ending with Music (Brick, 2002). It was described
by the University of Toronto Quarterly as “a marvelously energetic performance.”
His latest book, Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, will appear with Freehand in September 2014.

Maurice edits The Winnipeg Review, an on-line review of Canadian fiction.

Maurice is on Facebook, sometimes.

What's New

  • The Writers’ Blog Tour

    I was asked by Patrick Friesen to participate in a blog tour, kind of a chain letter that keeps going from one Canadian writer’s web site to another, picking up—we hope—some readers along the way. Patrick’s description of his writing process is inspiring and shows why he continues to be a both prolific and engaging writer.

    I’ll be passing the baton to the wonderful novelist Joan Thomas for next week, whose new book The Opening Sky appears in September with McClelland & Stewart.
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  • Video Interviews with Winnipeg Poets

    Contemporary Verse Two magazine has been doing a terrific series of interview with Winnipeg and Winnipeg-connected poets. Included so far are Patrick Friesen, John K. Samson, Maureen Scott-Harris and me. Clarise Foster conducted the interviews, and Melody Morrissette did the videography and production.  Read More…

  • Six to appear with Palimpsest in fall 2015

    I’m proud to announce that my new book of poems, Six, will appear with Palimpsest Press in fall 2015, to be edited by an outstanding Toronto poet, Jim Johnstone.

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