Member Profile

Please note: All profiles are member-generated.

Glen Sorestad

Photo: Alex Campbell 2010

Glen Sorestad is a well known poet who lives in Saskatoon. He is a Life Member of both the League of Canadian Poets and the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. In November 2000 became the first provincially appointed Poet Laureate in Canada. Sorestad is a Member of the Order of Canada, as well as a  recipient of both the Queen's Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals,

His poetry has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies throughout North America and in Europe; his short stories have been published, broadcast on radio and televised. He has authored over twenty books and chapbooks of poetry. He has given over 300 public readings all over Canada and the United States, as well as in France, Norway, Finland, Slovenia and Cuba. In 2011 his poetry book A Thief of Impeccable Taste was published in a bilingual, English/Spanish edition by Hiddeen Brook Press/Sand Crab Books.

Phone number:
(306)374-1730

Publications

Leaving Holds Me Here. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown Press, 2001.
Today I Belong to Agnes. Victoria, BC: Ekstasis Editions, 2000.
Icons of Flesh. Victoria, BC: Ekstasis Editions, 1998.
West into Night. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown Press, 1991.
Blood & Bone, Ice & Stone. Saskatoon, Thistledown Press, 2005
What We Miss. Saskatoon, Thistledown Press, 2010
A Thief of Impeccable Taste. Brighton, Hidden Brook Press/Sand Crab Books, 2011

Awards

Awarded Life Membership in the League of Canadian Poets, 1998.
Appointed Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan, 2000.
Saskatoon Book Award at Saskatchewan Book Awards for Leaving Holds Me Here, 2001.
Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2003
Member, Order of Canada, 2010
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable