The Haggard Rd

Shelley Haggard’s poetry has a fresh, jaunty quality that at first belies a deeper, darker, complex and sometimes sardonic voice. She uses sharp metaphor and deceptively simple rhyme to catch the reader, much in the manner that a flytrap uses nectar or a siren lures ships. There is no escaping the inevitable sucker punch to the sternum waiting for the reader, leaving them breathless.


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Shelley Haggard was born and raised in Fort St. John, BC and has since lived in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, and now resides in Mission. Her other creative interests include photography and water-colour painting. She has also acted in a few Valley productions including The Vagina Monologues. She works as a renovator and house painter. She is the mother of one grown child, her son Arlo. Her main creative support comes via her mate Steve and her family. She began writing at an early age and likes to say she has left no inner or outer stone un-turned. Her poem The Tap was performed by the Abbotsford Children’s Theatre for various Opening Nights at The Reach, the new Arts Centre in Abbotsford. Her poem from The South Delta Poets and Painters Show featuring many artists was put in a coffee table book. She has won several prizes in poetry contests and has published poems widely in various anthologies. Reading her poetry and stories in public is another area of strength for Shelley. Please check out her video poems at