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Kerrie Penney


Kerrie is a writer based in western Canada. Her poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction explore themes of inheritance and transition. She is the city-raised child of homesteaders, and her work tugs at those prairie roots. Kerrie is a collector of cookbooks and secrets. She spent her early career in radio and television and later founded a small but mighty communications company, where she learned to transform ideas into action. She has received a number of awards for her work.

“Honest, surprising and imaginative, Kerrie’s work unlocks the magic of the everyday.”


The New Quarterly

Finalist 2023 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse
Three Feelings Walk into a Bar


The New Quarterly

Writing Spaces
My Writing Space


This Might Help audio poetry

Spring Comes a Garden


Short Édition: short story dispenser

Love Match
Hecate’s Hat


Funny Pearls

2020 Competition Winner
Buffalo Glue


The Globe and Mail

I quit my job and gave myself the gift of endless summer


Film awards include: AMPIA: Alberta Motion Pictures Industry Awards, AVA Digital, Summit, and an Hermes Creative Award. She is a former Banff Television Fellow and an alumna of the Literary Arts Program at the Banff Centre. Her short story Buffalo Glue won the Funny Pearls 2020 Fiction Prize.