ABBY PAIGE is a poet, playwright, and performer with roots in northern Vermont and eastern Canada. 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?, received crucial development support from the New Brunswick Arts Board and the Canada Council for the Arts, and premiered this summer at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, Vermont. Abby’s poems and other writing have appeared in publications in Canada and the U.S., including Arc Poetry Magazine, Room Magazine, The Montreal Review of Books, Bitch Magazine, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is Drama and Book Reviews Editor for the literary journal, Résonance. She lives in Vermont.
“Call and Response: A Franco-American Conversation,” Le Forum, Spring 2022.
Best Canadian Poetry 2020, edited by Marilyn Dumont, 2020.
Clean Margins, Harbor Review Editor’s Prize, 2020.
“Review Essay: Five Books of Poetry by Connie Voisine” Résonance, #2, 2020.
Three books of poetry, Montreal Review of Books, Issue 61, Spring 2020.
Les filles du quoi? excerpt, Résonance, #1, 2019.
Poetry Pause, January & February 2019.
Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, edited by Priscila Uppal & Meaghan Strimas, Mansfield Press, 2018.
Orange, by Christine Herzer, PRISM International, November 2018.
“Lashing and Balm,” Montreal Review of Books, Issue 55, Spring 2018.
Heliotrope: French-Heritage Women Create, edited by Rhea Coté Robbins, Franco-American Women’s Institute, 2016.
Other Brief Discourses, above/ground press, 2013.
For more information, get in touch by email: emailabbypaige [at] gmail [dot] com