Of Land, Bones, and Money: Toward a South African Ecopoetics

University of Virginia Press, 2019

Honourable mention for the 2020 Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize in the Environmental Humanties and Creative Writing awarded by the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. Read more

Subduction Zone

Pedlar Press, 2014

2015 Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Book Award, Creative Writing Category

Judges’ comments: “McGiffin’s poetry startles and provokes, even as it pleases and draws the reader in. Impressively, she takes on subject matter as immense as empire–its power over us yet vulnerability to self-destruction–and makes it vivid, personal, and immediate.” Read more

Between Dusk and Night

Brick Books, 2012

Finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and the Canadian Authors’ Association Poetry Prize. Read more


Words on the Edge

Edited by Peter Rutledge Koch with an Introduction by Robert Bringhurst, Codex Foundation, 2020

WORDS on the Edge consists of twenty-six poems and lyrical texts addressing themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction. Read more

Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times

Edited by Catriona Sandilands, Caitlin Press, 2019

Rising Tides is a collection of short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir and poetry addressing the past, present and future of climate change. Bringing stories about climate change–both catastrophic and subtle–closer to home, this new anthology inspires reflection, understanding, conversation and action. Read more

Refugium: Poems for the Pacific

Edited by Yvonne Blomer, Caitlin Press, 2018

New poetry written by prize-winning BC poets, musicians, and artists including John Barton, Brian Brett, Bruce Cockburn, Lorna Crozier, Brenda Hillman, Gary Geddes, Steven Heighton, Patrick Lane, Arleen Paré, Melanie Siebert, Ann Simpson, Rob Taylor, Patricia Young, Jan Zwicky and many more, anthologized by Victoria’s city poet-laureate. Read more


Into the Continent

Oskana Poetry & Poetics, University of Regina Press, 2024

A long poem in two parts.