Bernadette Ryan

Bernadette Rule Ryan

Bernadette Rule is a Hamilton writer and editor. She also hosts Art Waves, an artists interview radio program which airs live on 101.5 FM every Sunday from 7 to 8 pm, and then is podcast at

Books in Print:
Earth Day in Leith Churchyard: Poems in Search of Tom Thomson (Seraphim Editions, 2015)
The Literate Thief: Selected Poems, (Larkspur Press, 2006)
The Weight of Flames, (St.Thomas Poetry Series, Toronto, 1998)
Gardening at the Mouth of Hell, (West Meadow Press, Hamilton, 1996)
Private Places, (Brandstead Press, Carlisle, 1990)
Full Light Falling, (Image Publishing, Hamilton, 1988)
Frames of Mind, (Brandstead Press, l985)

Books Edited:
Dr. Bartolo’s Umbrella: Tales from my Surprising Operatic Life, a memoir by Christopher Cameron (Seraphim Editions, 2017)
A Family Matter, a Max Dexter Mystery by Chris Laing (Seraphim Editions, 2017)
Next Episode by B.D. Ferguson (Seraphim Editions, 2016)
Coming Home by Katharine O’Flynn (Seraphim Editions, 2016)
Finding the Words by Inge Israel (Serpahim Editions, 2016)
Brought to Light: More Stories of Forgotten Women (Seraphim Editions, 2015)
Engraved: Canadian Stories of World War One (Seraphim Editions, 2014)
Ocular Proof by John Delacourt (Seraphim Editions, 2014)
In the Wings: Stories of Forgotten Women (Seraphim Editions, 2012)
Remember Me to Everybody: Letters from India, 1944 to 1949 by Fred Turnbull, (West Meadow Press,


  • City of Hamilton Arts Award for Writing, 2017
  • 2015 Short Works Prize for Poetry for “A Trick of the Light” (Great Lakes Review, Summer 2014)
  • 2014 Short Works Prize for Creative Non-fiction for “A Layer of Ghosts” (Hamilton Arts & Letters, November, 2013)
  • Best Poetry Manuscript Award at the 1991 Eden Mills Literary Festival (for a manuscript later published as Gardening at the Mouth of Hell)
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