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Crystal Hurdle

Crystal Hurdle teaches Creative Writing and English at Capilano University. In October 2007, she was Guest Poet at the International Sylvia Plath Symposium at the University of Oxford reading fromAfter Ted & Sylvia: poems. Crystal's poetry and prose has been published widely in anthologies and journals, including Canadian Literature, Literary Review of Canada, The Dalhousie Review, and The Capilano Review, of which she was Fiction Editor in the late eighties, and on whose Board of Directors she currently sits. She has a teen novel in verse forthcoming.

Reporting beat: Writing and language

Stories by Crystal Hurdle


Shopping for Existence

What does it mean when, mortality looming, we buy like there's no tomorrow?

By Crystal Hurdle, 17 Nov 2010


Students Today: Lovable Lazies

Why (a college prof wonders) are you here?

By Crystal Hurdle, 7 Jan 2008