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Carolyne Van Der Meer

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Carolyne Van Der Meer is a journalist, public relations professional and university lecturer who has published articles, essays, short stories and poems internationally. She is the author of Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience (WLUP, 2014), Journeywoman (Inanna, 2017) and Heart of Goodness: The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys in 30 Poems | Du coeur à l’âme : La vie de Marguerite Bourgeoys en 30 poèmes (Guernica, 2020). This book, for which she translated her own poems into French, was awarded second prize in the Poetry Category of the 2021 Catholic Media Association’s Annual Book Awards. A full-length poetry collection, Sensorial, is forthcoming from Inanna in 2022. Carolyne lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Books by Carolyne Van Der Meer

Journeywoman-web Journeywoman

Motherlode Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience


Dutch Canadian