Daphne Marlatt

Region: Vancouver British Columbia
| Born 1942, Australia


Daphne Marlatt is a writer who has published more than twenty books that are hybrid forms of poetry, autobiography, prose, travelogue, essay, theory, historical fiction, history, journal, theory, and manifesto. She was born in 1942 to British expatriates and spent her early childhood in Australia and Malaysia. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was nine years old, in 1951, settling in North Vancouver. Along with the post-humous co-editing with Roy Miki of Roy Kiyooka‘s mothertalk (1997), Marlatt has written or edited three other books pertaining to the Japanese Canadian community on the West Coast. They are Steveston Recollected: a Japanese-Canadian history (1975), Steveston (prose-poetry) in 1974, The Gull (Noh Play) in 2009.