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Kate Braid


Kate Braid has authored many books of non-fiction and award-winning poetry including Inward to the Bones: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Journey with Emily Carr (Polestar, 2000), which won the Vancity Book Prize. Braid has taught creative writing at UBC, SFU and Malaspina University-College. She currently lives in Burnaby.

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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