Elizabeth Greene

PhD Toronto


E-mail:  egreene4@cogeco.ca

Elizabeth Greene taught in the English Department from 1969–1998 and from 2003–7. She taught Anglo-Saxon, Chaucer, Middle English, American Literature, Modern Poetry, and originated the courses on Selected Women Writers I and II and Contemporary Canadian Women Writers, as well as graduate courses on Ezra Pound and his circle, and H.D. and Sylvia Plath. She helped found Women’s Studies at Queen's and was one of the principal designers of the first multi-disciplinary course in Women Studies. She was also instrumental in establishing Creative Writing in the Department. She played a small but vital role in establishing the Writer in Residence at Queen's.


“Horoscopes,” Literary Review of Canada20:7 (2012) 17.

She has published two collections of poetry, The Iron Shoes (Hidden Brook, 2007) and Moving (Inanna Publications, 2010).

She has published fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry in journals and anthologies and has several poems forthcoming in anthologies in 2012 and 2013.


She edited and contributed to We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman (Cormorant, 1997), which won the Betty and Morris Aaron Prize for Best Scholarship on a Canadian Subject.

She also edited Kingston Poets' Gallery (Artful Codger Press, 2006) and co-edited The Window of Dreams: New Canadian Writing for Children with Mary Alice Downie and M.-A. Thompson (Methuen, 1997), On the Threshold: Writing Toward the Year 2000 with Foxglove Collective, including former Queen's students T.Anne Archer, Tara Kainer and Janice Kirk (Beach Holme, 1999) and Common Magic: The Book of the New with Danielle Gugeler (Artful Codger Press, 2008) as part of the Bronwen Wallace Conference at Queen's.

She helped write the script for the musical adaptation of the Book of Job performed by Many Gifts One Spirit at Sydenham Street United Church, artistic directors R. Murray Schafer and Eleanor James,

She has read her poetry in Toronto, Halifax and Victoria.