Margaret Patricia Eaton, Moncton, NB Canada is a graduate of Mount Allison University, Sackville (B. A.; B. Ed.), the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (M. Ed.) and for 32 years enjoyed a career in education as a teacher, school librarian and guidance counsellor. Retirement made it possible for her to follow her “dream career” — writing, both as a free-lance journalist and a poet.
Her first poetry collection was Seeking Grace (2006) written as an homage to her mother, Victoria (2006), followed by Painted Poems (2008) and Vision & Voice (2011), these latter two in collaboration with visual artist Angelica De Benedetti, Sackville, NB, Canada. In 2008 she won four Honorable Mentions in the Ontario Poetry Society’s Open Heart competition and in 2009 was First Place winner in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Literary Competition for “Celtic Trilogy.”
Margaret was invited to read “Slaughter of Innocents / Slaughter of Innocence”, her poem for two voices at the Voice of Women for Peace event on the campus of UNB (2009). Her poems were also featured on the Poets against War website (2006, 2007, 2008) and displayed at the World Poetry Gala in Vancouver (2006, 2009).
She writes for Brunswick News Inc. (Times & Transcript); FMG Publishing (Business in Focus; Construction in Focus); Prime Time and Atlantic Books Today magazines.