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Charles Mountford

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Photo: Ruth Mountford 2006

Charles Hugh Mountford was born in Fort William, Ontario, before it became part of Thunder Bay, and is still keenly interested in happenings there. He attended the University of Western Ontario (MA, English), and the University of London where he is a dissertation away from a PhD in Librarianship. He has published five books of poetry. He speaks, reads, and writes French and Persian and is working (very slowly), on translations of poetry from those languages. He has written three opera librettos on Canadian themes (Voice Of An Angel, about the lieder singer, John Boyden, A Stronger Thought Of Love, about the Donnelleys of Lucan and Henry Hudson, about the explorer Henry Hudson). All of these operas have had productions in Stratford. He and his wife, Ruth, currently divide their time between Stratford and Quebec City.

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Publications

The Harvest of Glass. Jubilee Press, Mitchell, 1980
Henry Hudson. The William Street Press, Stratford, 1985
The Harvestman. Pendas Productions, London, 2004
The Night The Ducks Got Loose. Pendas Productions, London, 2006
The Thing On The Comb. Pendas Productions, London, fall 2007

Awards

Alberta Poetry Contest, First Prize Short Poem Category
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable