Born in Massachusetts, Ronnie Brown has spent most of her adult life in Canada, living first in Montreal and then in Ottawa, where she now resides with her husband and son. Ronnie earned both her B.A. and M.A. (in Creative Writing) from Montreal’s Concordia University, where she was awarded both the Board of Governors’ and the Graduate Students’ Award for excellence in poetry. She has taught at both Concordia and Carleton Universities.
Ronnie has several collections of poetry and her work has appeared in more 100 magazines in Canada, the U.S. and Australia, and in numerous anthologies. Her work has also appeared in a number of less conventional places such as Ottawa buses and on postcards. She has produced and hosted radio programs for both Ottawa universities and, for almost a decade, acted as producer and host of SPARKS II, a program devoted to literature and the arts which aired on CHEZ 106 FM in Ottawa. A popular participant at literary readings, she has also produced and hosted several radio programs. As well, she has won or been a finalist in numerous writing competitions including: The CBC Literary competition, The LCP contest, The Sandburg-Livesay Contest and the Tidepool Poetry Contest.