Member Profile

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 http://talltreepress.com, 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).

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

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

Awards

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

WITS

Presentation Length:
45-60 min.
Genre:
Poetry
Grades:
9-12
Audience size:
20 (wrkshp), 60 (reading)
Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$negotiable
One session:
$negotiable
GST:
GST not applicable