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Gloria Barkley

Bio: Born in 1926, Gloria Barkley spent her early years on her family's fruit and vegetable farm near Penticton, BC. She attended Vancouver School of Art, now Emily Carr University of Art and Design, from 1964 to 1968, and subsequently studied creative writing in various west coast colleges and universities.

Her poems have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as Event and Canadian Bookman. Her chapbook Stemwinder, featuring poetry, art, and anecdotes celebrating life in the mining town of Hedley, BC in the late 1930s, was published in 1995 by Wet Sickle Press.

Today, Gloria hand-builds clay spiders in her Coquitlam, BC studio. Each spider is named after a food additive.