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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 Each Blossom Makes Horses Tremble (Mansfield Press, 2020).

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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
Each Blossom Makes Horses Tremble. Mansfield Press, 2020


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