John Barton has published nine previous collections of awardwinning poetry, six chapbooks, and two anthologies, including Hidden Structure; West of Darkness: Emily Carr, A Self-Portrait; Sweet Ellipsis; Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay-Male Poets and Hymn. He has won three Archibald Lampman Awards, a Patricia Hackett, an Ottawa Book Award, a CBC Literary Award and a National Magazine Award. Born and raised in Alberta, he worked as a librarian and editor for five national museums in Ottawa, where he also co-edited Arc Poetry Magazine and Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada. John Barton lives in Victoria, where he edits The Malahat Review. For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin is his tenth book.
Confession time: we may not have been able to stay up through the whole of Sunday's Oscars broadcast, but we sure will be up late reading these three literary follow-ups to three of the winningest films at this year's ceremony.
Lots of poetry for poetry month this week, plus, some novelists as well (one of them writing about poets, so....). Enjoy our coast-to-coast happenings!
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