Sharon H. Nelson was a journalist, editor, and teacher. She published books, poetry chapbooks, essays, scholarly articles, literary reviews, and scripts. She was also a co-author of computer science texts. Several of her plays have been produced, and her poems have been used as musical accompaniment for choreographies. She taught Concordia University’s first Poetry Workshop for Women, was the first editor of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute Newsletter, and taught writing in Canada and Europe. In 1981 she co-founded the League of Canadian Poets’ Feminist Caucus and a decade later the Federation of English-language Writers of Quebec.