Blue Sonoma

Jane Munro won the Griffin Poetry Prize
in 2015

As if “a voice spoke her name and woke her,” Jane Munro’s new poems are openhearted, yet quick and taut, with a playful – even biting – wit. How can Blue Sonoma be so elegant, so apparently simple, when each poem is a tinderbox?

— Anne Simpson on Blue Sonoma

Lunch Poems at SFU presents Sonnet L'Abbé and Jane Munro

Wed, September 16, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Online Event. Register here:

A Brick Books package deal - Glass Float and Blue Sonoma for only 30$

Victoria Festival of Authors Poetry Podcast

September 30, 2020

Listen to the Podcast here:

Recent events

Jane Munro reads from Glass Float at the Art Bar Poetry Series.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Toronto, Ontario


Victoria Festival of Authors

July 2020

Jane is interviewed by Susan Braley, a Victoria poet.

Glass Float Virtual Book Launch by

Brick Books & Massy Books 

April 23, 2020

Jane Munro read from Glass Float

Link to watch Jane's reading on YouTube

Dead Poets Reading Series

Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3:00 pm

Jane Munro read (and talked about) Basho

Featuring readings from:

Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994) Michael Mirolla 

John Thompson (1938 – 1976) Isabella Wang 

Basho (1644–1694) Jane Munro 

June Jordan (1936– 2002) Junie Désil

Saturday, April 27




Featuring winners and finalists of the Griffin Poetry Prize

Christian Bök • Anne Simpson • Billy Ray Belcourt • Liz Howard • Jordan Abel • Jane Munro (Winner 2015 Blue Sonoma) • Donato Mancini • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin • Hosted by Ian Williams 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Vancouver BC

Hood 29

FBCW Earth Day Event

Feature Reader

6 to 9 pm

Glass Float

Book Review

A review of Glass Float in the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria’s Yog-e News 

May 8, 2020


Inner Ear: Listening for poems by Jane Munro

March 20, 2020

Readers Guide

A readers guide for

Glass Float


Here you'll find a blog post I wrote for Brick Books on why I call my book Glass Float.

jane munro

Jane Munro is a Canadian poet, writer and educator. 

Her sixth poetry collection Blue Sonoma (Brick Books) won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her previous books include Active Pass (Pedlar Press), Point No Point (McCLelland & Stewart) and Grief Notes & Animal Dreams (Brick Books).


She is a member of the collaborative poetry group Yoko’s Dogs (Mary di Michele, Jan Conn, Susan Gillis, Jane Munro) who have published Whisk (Pedlar Press) and Rhinoceros (Gaspereau).

A Sally Port (Espresso Chapbooks, 2018) – short prose pieces about her childhood – came out in June 2018. These are excerpts from a longer memoir she’s working on. In April 2020, Brick Books will publish her seventh poetry collection, Glass Float.  

As well as working as a writer, she has been employed as a professor of Creative Writing at several universities in BC, done educational planning, research and administration, taught many informal writing workshops, and read her poetry to audiences in a wide variety of venues across Canada. She has also given readings in Ireland, the USA, Italy, India and Egypt.

For more than twenty years, she has studied (in Canada and in India) and practiced Iyengar Yoga. 

In 2012, she moved back to Vancouver – where she grew up and raised her children – after spending twenty years living at Point No Point in a rural area on the coast of Vancouver Island. Although BC has been her home base, she has lived in the USA and Turkey, traveled extensively in India and in Europe, and been to South Africa and Egypt. 


Born (Patricia Jane Southwell) in Chilliwack BC, she was educated at UBC (undergraduate, M.F.A., Ed.D.), Indiana University (B.A.), SFU (M.A.). 

2015 Winners of Griffin Poetry Prize with Scott Griffin

Jane Munro, Canadian Winner; Scott Griffin; Michael Longley, International Winner

photo by Tom Sandler


Glass Float

A Sally Port

Blue Sonoma

Active Pass

books by Yoko’s dogs

Point No Point


Grief Notes & Animal Dreams

The Trees Just Moved to a Season of Other Shapes



After the Fire


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