Poet, writer, and educator, Yvette Doucette lives in Charlottetown, PEI. She is a mother Uma and Mathurin, life-partner to Mark, dream-walker, life-student, teacher and workshop facilitator.
She has written and performed both poetry and monologues–at the Guild in Charlottetown as part of Solo Works, and on Victoria Row as part of a summer Jazz and Poetry on the Street Series organized by poet and educator, Richard Lemm. In 2006 and 2007 she was commissioned by CBC to participate in the Island portion of the CBC Poetry Face Off. Yvette has also had poetry appear on cakes (to be eaten), in boxes (to be given away), and in other Peake Street Collective and thistownissmall shows.
For six years Yvette facilitated after-school creative writing groups for students at Bluefield High and for young women writers (aged 12-17) Saturday mornings at her home in Charlottetown. She won the 2011 Island Literary Award for Young Writers Service, and was awarded the Distinguished Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts of PEI in 2013.
The themes of nature, motherhood, relationship, love, loss, and death dominate her writing, which has been described as “lush, sensuous, and heart-driven,” by poet Deirdre Kessler. Yvette Doucette has been published in Letting Go: An Anthology of Loss and Survival (Black Moss, 2005), in Arts East Online (2011 Summer), The Great Black North (Frontenac House, 2012) http://frontenachouse.com/book/the-great-black-north/, her Chapbook, In a Burst of Yellow Blossoms, (Saturday Morning Chapbooks, Fourth Series, No. 2, 2014), and in Deep Water Pearls: A Collection of Women’s Memoir published by Acorn Press in 2018. She has written for SaltScapes, and as a freelance writer has created work for CreativePEI (when CulturePEI), UPEI, the PEI Writers’ Guild, and others. Yvette is editing a manuscript of her poetry.
She is a founding member of WWW Writers Group. https://peiwww.wordpress.com/about/
(–updated October 2020)