Beth Follett is the founder, publisher and in-house editor of the Canadian literary publishing house, Pedlar Press.
Her first novel, Tell It Slant (Coach House Books, 2001), was followed by YesNo (Fieldnotes, 2011), an essay in chapbook form, and two poetry chapbooks, Bone Hinged (paperplates, 2010) and A Thinking Woman Sleeps With Monsters (Apt. 9, 2014). Her second novel, Instructor, was released in 2021 by Breakwater Books.
Follett counselled survivors of sexual and physical abuse and people with suicidal ideation from 1975 to 1996. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.
She respectfully acknowledges the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, whose culture has now been erased forever. She also acknowledges the island of Ktaqmkuk as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq. And she acknowledges Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut. She recognizes all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come.