ABBY PAIGE is a poet, playwright, and performer. Her solo shows explore the history of Franco-American New England. 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?, is now in development with 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. Her poems and other writing have appeared in Canada and the U.S.; a selection of recent publications appears below.
Clean Margins, Winner, Harbor Review Editor’s Prize, forthcoming.
Other Brief Discourses, above/ground press, 2013.
Best Canadian Poetry 2020, forthcoming.
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.
Résonance, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2019.
Essays & Reviews
Three books of poetry, Montreal Review of Books, Issue 61, Spring 2020.
“Review Essay: Five Books of Poetry by Connie Voisine” Résonance, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2020.
Orange, by Christine Herzer, PRISM International, November 2018.
“Lashing and Balm,” Montreal Review of Books, Issue 55, Spring 2018.
“Pretty Monsters,” The Gynocratic Art Gallery (GAG), January 2017.
For more information, get in touch by email: emailabbypaige [at] gmail [dot] com