Kim Fahner: Poet ~ Playwright ~ Novelist ~ Editor ~ Teacher

Photo credit: Gerry Kingsley (2016) 

Kim Fahner lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She has published five books of poetry, You Must Imagine The Cold Here (1997), braille on water (2001), The Narcoleptic Madonna (2012), Some Other Sky (2017), & These Wings (2019) .  Kim is the Ontario Representative for The Writers' Union of Canada (2020-22), a full member of the League of Canadian Poets, and a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She was Poet Laureate for the City of Greater Sudbury from 2016-18.

At present, Kim is working on a new novel. She is always writing and reading poetry, and blogs regularly at The Republic of Poetry.

She loves trees, backyard swings, Irish music, yoga, lake swimming, ceili dances, walking by water, witty conversation, hiking, canoeing, and silent spaces out in the Northern woods.


During her term as Poet Laureate, Kim advocated for increased awareness of mental health, palliative care, and literacy initiatives. She continues to believe that all of these things can be supported with poetry and creative writing. 

In March 2021, Kim's poem, "Beekeeping," won first place in the League of Canadian Poets' National Broadsheet Competition. 

She has written poetry book reviews that have been published in Prairie Fire, ARC Poetry Magazine, Herizons, The Fiddlehead, periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics.