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Glen Downie

Photo: E. Downie 2002

Glen Downie was born in Winnipeg, worked in cancer care for many years in Vancouver, and served a term as Writer-in-Residence at Dalhousie University's Medical Humanities progam.  He now lives in Toronto.  He has published fiction, non-fiction, reviews, and several books of poetry, including Loyalty Management, which won a Toronto Book Award.  He operates Tall Tree Press, a micro-press specializing in poetry chapbooks and broadsides, and co-curated the broadside exhibit Poetry Wall-to-Wall at the Toronto Reference Library. His latest collection is Democratic Beauties (Tightrope Books, 2015).

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Wishbone Dance. Wolsak & Wynn, 1999.
The Angel of Irrational Numbers. Press Porcépic, 1991.
Heartland. Mosaic, 1990.
An X-Ray of Longing. Polestar Press, 1987.
Desire Lines. Wolsak & Wynn, 2002
Loyalty Management. Wolsak & Wynn, 2007
Local News. Wolsak & Wynn, 2011
Left for Right. Pedlar Press, 2012
Monkey Soap. Mansfield Press, 2013
Democratic Beauties. Tightrope Books, 2016


Toronto Book Award for Loyalty Management, 2008
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Length:
45-60 min.
Audience size:
20 (wrkshp), 60 (reading)
Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
One session:
GST not applicable