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Libby Scheier

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Name  Libby Scheier
Role  Poet

Education  Sarah Lawrence College
Children  Jacob Scheier
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Died  November 14, 2000, Toronto, Canada
Books  Kaddish for my father, Saints and runners, The larger life

Libby Scheier (May 31, 1946 – November 14, 2000) was a Canadian poet and short story writer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the State University of New York before moving to Toronto in 1975.


In Canada, Scheier was a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, PEN Canada and the League of Canadian Poets, as well as a human rights activist. She taught creative writing at York University and was a poetry editor for the Toronto Star.


Her son Jacob Scheier is also a poet. He won the Governor General's Award for English language poetry in 2008 for his debut collection More to Keep Us Warm.


  • The Larger Life. (Black Moss Press, 1983)
  • Second Nature. (Coach House Press, 1986)
  • Sky: a poem in four pieces. (Mercury Press, 1990)
  • Kaddish for my father: new and selected poems. (ECW Press, 1999)
  • Fiction

  • Saints and Runners (Mercury Press, 1993)
  • Anthologies

  • Language in Her Eye - Writing and Gender (Views by Canadian Women Writing in English). (Coach House Press, 1990)
  • References

    Libby Scheier Wikipedia