Margaret Avison was born in Ontario. She attended public school in Western Canada, high school and university in Toronto. She spent eight months in Chicago in 1956-57, on a Guggenheim Foundation Grant. She has worked in libraries, publishing houses, universities, archives, and missions, was writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario in 1972-73. In 1985 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. She was awarded three honorary degrees and two Governor General’s Awards for Poetry (for Winter Sun and No Time). In 2003 she was the winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the CAA Jack Chalmers Poetry Award and received a Globe 100 citation for her book Concrete and Wild Carrot.
It's day two of our Fall Preview Week, in which we highlight some of the most exciting and innovative new titles released this fall.
Today, we get a peek behind-the-scenes of a few Canadian publishing houses — the insider's view on which new titles publishing professionals ... Read more
Copyright © 2021 All Lit Up. All Rights Reserved.
All Lit Up is produced by the Literary Press Group and LitDistCo. LPG and LitDistCo acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.
All views expressed by bloggers and contributors to the All Lit Up blog are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of All Lit Up or the Literary Press Group.
All Lit Up acknowledges we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit people, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on this territory.