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The Creative Writing Studio Speakers Series Presents Ken Babstock

Nov 14, 2012, 1-2:30PM

The 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize Winner Ken Babstock will present a reading from his works and discuss his career as a multi-award winning poet and writer. Babstock’s most recent collection, Methodist Hatchet (Anansi, 2011), won The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry and was shortlisted for The Trillium Book Award. His previous collections of poetry include, Mean, winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People's Poet Award, Days into Flatspin, winner of a K.M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize, and Airstream Land Yacht, finalist for the Griffin Prize for Poetry, the Governor General’s Literary Award and The Winterset Prize, and winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry.

His poems have won gold at the National Magazine Awards, been anthologized in Canada, the United States and Ireland, most recently in The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, and translated into Dutch, German, Serbo-Croatian, Czech and French. All four titles were named Globe 100 Books of the Year. Recent poems have appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He lives in Toronto.


Location:Paul Delaney Gallery, 320 Bethune College
Sponsor:Creative Writing Program and The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Posted by:Cathie Hueston
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