Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, at the beginning of the 1960s, George Elliott Clarke is a seventh-generation Africadian. He has published more than a dozen volumes of poetry and prose, including Whylah Falls and Execution Poems, an acclaimed novel George & Rue, and the celebrated opera, Beatrice Chancy. His many awards include the Governor General's Award for poetry and the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award.
Despite growing up in small-town Nova Scotia, John Wall Barger has always been drawn to big cities—that's where his poems happen: "We act as if cities are natural and healthy but I don’t think they are. People suffer in cities. But suffering is what the poetry I like is ... Read more
You'd think after four literary hangovers, we'd be better at managing our awards-fuelled reading binges and calling it a night. Proving once again that moderation isn't our strong suit, we bring you our fifth annual Literary Awards Hangover, a coffee-sipping, greasy-spoonin' ... Read more
This week we hair-of-the-dogged our Giller bash hangover with a new cocktail and poetry pairing, got into the age-old debate about how to best organize a bookshelf, and cheered for more award winners.
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