Shelley Banks

shelley banks '77

About the Author

Shelley Banks graduated from McMaster University in 1977 with an Honours BA in English and Spanish, and later earned an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of B.C. Her fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Canadian literary magazines, and her first poetry collection, Exile on a Grid Road was published in 2015 by Thistledown Press.  For more information about Shelley or her work visit:

Exile on a grid road

Thistledown Press, 2015 

By combining sharp observation, humour, and accessible verse, Exile on a Grid Road reveals the wonders to be found among the seemingly mundane details of the day to day. A celebration and exploration of the human experience.