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Adele is a former nursing supervisor, born in Hull, Quebec. Published in U.S. and Canada in journals, anthologies, member of League, Canadian Federation of Poets, CPA and TOPS. Twice finalist in Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook competition and was published in Sandburg/Livesey Award collection Dark Lullaby.

Awards
The Forest City Poetry Contest, second prize, 1991.
Poets of Now Anthology, honourable mention, 1992.
Hope Writers' Guild Poetry Contest, honourable mention, 1993
Orion Poetry Competition (Mekler/Deahl), finalist 1999
Sean Ryan Poetry Competition, 2nd prize 2000
Shaunt Basmajian Poetry Chapbook competition (CPA) finalist 2000
Shaunt Basmajian Poetry Chapbook Competition (CPA) finalist 2005

Selected Publications
The Harpweaver. (Crabtree Publications, 1994).
Firm Noncommittal. (Cowan Design, 1994).
Behind the Scenes. (Mekler & Deahl, 1997).
The Winter Blahs. (Moose Bound Press, 1998).

Selected Anthologies
Returning Home. (Wordsmith, 1991).
An Invisible Accordion. (Broken Jaw Press, 1994).
Strong Winds. (Broken Jaw Press, 1997).
Kairos 11 Literary Society (KLS Inc., 1999) ISBN: 0-9680944-3-0 no.11
Dark Lullaby (Sandburg/Livesay Award) (UnMon America, 2004) ISBN: 1-884206-10-7
Cherish Our Heritage (bilingual poetry competition) (HMS Press, 2005) ISBN: 1-55253-056-6

Books in Print
Kearns Thomas, Adèle
Behind the Scenes
(Mekler and Deahl, 1997) ISBN: 1-896367-13-5. $10.00.
Firm NonCommital (Cowan Design Associates, 1994)
The Harpweaver (Crabtree Publications, 1994)
The Winter Blahs (Moose Bound Press, 1998)
Scattered Perceptions (Micro Prose Publishing, 2003) ISBN: 0-9686018-8-x. $11.95.

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