Woods Wolf Girl
96 pages | ISBN 978-1-894987-53-0
**Shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Poetry**
Cornelia Hoogland takes the story of Little Red Riding Hood and turns it inside out in this sensuous Canadian retelling. The woods and wolves are vivid and real, while Red herself is anything but a one dimensional girl-child. A meditation on innocence and its loss, and on the power of the green wilderness, Woods Wolf Girl uses striking lyric poetry to expose the heart of the original fairy tale.
Review (Ronnie R. Brown, Canadian Bookseller, 01/12/2011)
"Poet and dramatist Cornelia Hoogland is an expert at spinning fables, and nowhere is this more evident than in the earthy sexual tension exploding between a B.C. Wolf and a girl named Red."
Woods Wolf Girl (Kara A. Smith, BCBookWorld, 01/09/2011)
“Poet and dramatist Cornelia Hoogland is an expert at spinning fables, and nowhere is this more evident than in the earthy sexual tension exploding between a B.C. Wolf and a girl named Red.”
Everything gleams with possibility for Banff writer (Jennifer Still, Winnepeg Free Press, 5/28/2011). “Brilliant and stark, Hoogland's poems are an imagistic treat, green as tadpoles in a pickle jar, red as ‘rain the shade of lips by Chanel.’”
Cornelia Hoogland: Poet, Playwright, Nonfiction Writer (Kathryn Mockler, Rusty Talk, 28/03/2013)
"Red is having its Canadian premiere on May 10–18, 2013, in London Ontario. Fountainhead Theatre is producing the play (John Gerry, director)... I started writing the play using scenes from Woods Wolf Girl, but the play quickly took on a life of its own and bears little resemblance to the book.”
Cornelia Hoogland – Woods Wolf Girl (an interview) (The Toronto Quarterly, 14/01/2013)
One Question Interview (Alex Boyd, BoydBlog, 08/04/2011)
Poets in Profile: Cornelia Hoogland (Erin Knight, open Book Toronto, 04/02/2011).
“Cornelia Hoogland's new collection, Woods Wolf Girl (Wolsak & Wynn), takes Little Red Riding Hood into the Canadian woods and turns her tale on its end with sensuous and daring lyric poetry.”
Woods Wolf Girl Excerpt
Read an excerpt of Woods Wolf Girl by Cornelia Hoogland
About the Author
Cornelia Hoogland has published five poetry collections, most recently, Woods Wolf Girl (Wolsak and Wynn, 2011). Her poetry has been published internationally and has been short-listed for the CBC Literary Awards on multiple occasions. Hoogland is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario , and is the founder and the co-artistic director of Poetry London, an organization that brings prominent writers into lively discussion with local writers and readers. Hoogland divides her time between London, Ontario, and Hornby Island, BC.