Vivian Demuth was educated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains 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 Alberta . 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 Canada , and she received the Sarah Tucker Fiction Award from Long Island University . In 2006, she was a writer-in-residence at Can Serrat International Artist Center in Spain . 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 Rockies .