ABBY PAIGE is a poet, playwright, and performer whose poems and other writing have appeared in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., including Bitch Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Montreal Review of Books, The Journal of American Poetry, and Room Magazine. Her solo shows explore the influence of French-Canadian and Franco-American culture on life in New England. The first, Piecework: When We Were French, was commissioned in 2009 for Champlain Quadricentennial in Burlington, Vermont, and toured throughout New England; it is now available on DVD and for streaming on-line. Her new show, Les filles du quoi?, has received development support from the New Brunswick Arts Board and the Canada Council for the Arts. Abby has worked as an independent theatre artist and freelance writer for the past fifteen years. She received her BA from Vassar College and her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She immigrated to Canada in 2008 and currently lives in New Brunswick.
Best Canadian Poetry 2020, edited by Marilyn Dumont, 2020.
Arc Poetry Magazine, #90, Fall 2019.
Poetry Pause, January & February 2019.
Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, edited by Priscila Uppal & Meaghan Strimas, Mansfield Press, 2018.
Heliotrope: French-Heritage Women Create, edited by Rhea Coté Robbins, Franco-American Women’s Institute, 2016.
Les filles du quoi? excerpt, Résonance, #1, 2019.
Essays & Reviews
“Only as the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems,” by Dorianne Laux, Résonance, #3, 2021.
“Beyond Whiteness: Imagining A Franco-American Future,” La Forum, Spring 2021.
Three books of poetry, Montreal Review of Books, Issue 61, Spring 2020.
“Review Essay: Five Books of Poetry by Connie Voisine” Résonance, #2, 2020.
Orange, by Christine Herzer, PRISM International, November 2018.
“Lashing and Balm,” Montreal Review of Books, Issue 55, Spring 2018.
For more information, get in touch by email: emailabbypaige [at] gmail [dot] com