Carla Funk, in her fifth book of poetry, illuminates the small and marvelous marginalia of earth, like the glistening trail of a snail en route, and looks prophetically to the not-so-distant future where cities burn and the body falls to ruin. A meditation on endings, intermingling wonder and praise with question and elegy, Gloryland offers poems for an apocalyptic age.

2016 - Turnstone Press


Capturing microscopic moments in time and nature, Carla Funk’s poems bring the world to a momentary standstill. Funk translates vivid description and feeling into her poems, both testing and playing with traditional poetic form.

2010 - Turnstone Press

The Sewing Room

"Her writing is achingly lovely. Her images are unexpected windows to tenderness and terror, and her ear is blessed with perfect pitch."
- Connections Magazine

2006 - Turnstone Press

Head Full of Sun

"Her language sparkles like drawn water. Old stories are contemporary; we become characters in them. The world moves on and is the same."
- Patrick Friesen

2002 - Nightwood Editions

Blessing the Bones into Light

"Here are poems carrying the rhythmic assurance of the Old Testament, in narratives and images that resonate and linger."
- Barbara Nickel

1999 - Coteau Books


Half in the Sun

2006 - Ronsdale Press

Introductions: Poets Present Poets

2001 - Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Hammer & Tongs: A Smoking Lung Anthology

1999 - Smoking Lung Press

Breathing Fire: Canada's New Poets

1995 - Harbour Publishing

The Sewing Room

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Turnstone Press

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