Meredith Quartermain

Meredith Quartermain (1950– ) is a Vancouver-based novelist, essayist, fine-press publisher, and poet. She has also worked as a computer systems analyst, freelance journalist and technical writer. Quartermain holds a Master’s in English and a law degree from UBC; she has been an English instructor and a practicing litigator. The author of over 13 books and her work has been anthologized in a number of collections. Quartermain received the Dorothy Livesay Prize for her collection Vancouver Walking. With her partner Peter Quartermain, she ran Slug Press, followed by Keefer Street Press, publishing hand-set letterpress broadsides and pamphlets, and Nomados Literary Publishers, which published many innovative poets from across North America.


  • Robin Blaser and Meredith Quartermain reading at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on September 11, 2003.

    Robin Blaser and Meredith Quartermain duet reading at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (now The Cultch), 1895 Venables St, East Vancouver, on September 11, 2003. Recorded by ARADIOFREERAINFORESTAPE. Citation: Single 11 Meredith Quartermain Duet Poems, from “Robin Blaser. Robert Creeley. Vancouver East C.C.” Peter Quartermain fonds. 2022.002.152_27SideA, SoundBox Collection, AMP Lab at UBC Okanagan, Kelowna,…

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