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George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke

Clarke
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George Elliot Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1960. He studied at the University of Waterloo, Dalhousie, and Queen's. Always a poet, now also a playwright and screenwriter.

City:
Toronto, ON

Publications

Eyeing the North Star: Directions in African-Canadian Literature. editor. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997.
Lush Dreams, Blue Exile: Fugitive Poems, 1978-1993. Lawrencetown Beach, NS: Pottersfield Press, 1994.
Whylah Falls. Victoria, BC: Polestar, 1990.

Awards

Portia White Prize, 1998.
Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship, 1998.
Archibald Lampman Award for Whylah Falls, 1990.
Poetry Award, Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1981.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Poetry, Non-Fiction
Grades:
9-12
Audience Size:
60