Vivian Demuth was educated in the Canadian
where she has lived and worked as a forestry fire
lookout and park ranger for over twenty years. She has degrees in science, fine
art, English and creative writing. As a poet/fiction writer,
artist/naturalist, her work has appeared in various Canadian, U.S., and
European anthologies and journals, including: The Boreal
Factor, Nose Mountain Moods, Venus Rising (forthcoming), Powwow:
American Short Fiction from Then to Now, Writing the Land:
Alberta through its Poets, Hampton Shorts, Long Shot, The Prairie
Journal, The Canadian Alpine Journal, Political
Affairs, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, Other Voices, La Revue Commune, and Venus Rising.
Vivian Demuth's latest book is a volume of poetry, Fire Watcher, published by Guernica Editions (2013). Demuth’s first novel, Eyes of the
Forest, was published in 2007 by Smoky Peace Press in
. Novelist Kaylie Jones called it "a breath of fresh air"
reminding us "of what we do not know about the wild." She is also the
author of a poetry collection, Breathing Nose Mountain (Long Shot Productions, 2004).
She has read her poems and short stories on CBC public radio in
, and she received the Sarah Tucker
Fiction Award from
. In 2006, she
was a writer-in-residence at
. She has taught creative writing workshops and worked in homeless outreach centers. In the summer, she hosts an annual Poetry on the Peaks event
in the foothills of the Canadian