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Jan Conn

Jan Conn

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Jan Conn was born in Asbestos Quebec and escaped to Montreal at 17. She completed a B.Sc. (cum laude) at Concordia University, a M.Sc. at Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. She did postdoctoral research in Caracas, Venezuela and in Gainesville Florida and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Vermont. She focuses on mosquitoes that transmit malaria parasites to humans and conducts field research in Nigeria and Brazil. Currently working on a ms. of poems about the brilliant Amazonian botanical illustrator, naturalist and explorer, Margaret Mee.

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Beauties on Mad River. New and Selected Poems. Montréal: Véhicule Press, 2000.
What Dante Did With Loss. Montréal: Véhicule Press, 1994.
South of the Tudo Bem Café. Montréal: Véhicule Press, 1990.
The Fabulous Disguise of Ourselves. Montréal: Véhicule Press, 1986.
Tomorrow's Bright White Light. Tightrope Books, 2016
Jaguar Rain. Brick Books, 2006
Botero's Beautiful Horses. Brick Books, 2009
Edge Effects. Brick Books, 2012


Canada Council Senior Writing Grant: Margaret Mee Project, 2001.
Women's Studies Program, University of Vermont, to travel to London, 2000.
Canada Council Short Term Writing Grant: travel through Bolivia, Chile and Venezuela, 1990.
Canada Council Short Term Writing Grant: travel through Brazil, 1987.
Canada Council Short Term Writing Grant: travel through Japan, 1982.
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