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Jay Ruzesky

Photo: Scott Ruzesky 2011

Jay Ruzesky's most recent book is In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage.  He was raised in the Okanagan Valley and now lives on Vancouver Island. He is on the editorial board of the Malahat Review and teaches at Vancouver Island University. His stories, poems, essays, interviews and art criticism have appeared in Canadian and American journals such as Prism international, Canadian Literature, Event, Saturday Night, Descant, Border Crossings, Brick, and selected gallery publications.  His first novel, The Wolsenburg Clock, was published by Thistledown Press in 2009.

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Blue Himalayan Poppies. Robert’s Creek, BC: Nightwood Editions, 2001.
Writing on the Wall. Victoria, BC: Outlaw Editions, 1996.
Painting The Yellow House Blue. Toronto: House of Anansi, 1994.
Am I Glad To See You. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown, 1992.
The Wolsenburg Clock. Thistledown Press, 2009
In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage. Nightwood Editions, 2013


City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Finalist for The Wolsenburg Clock, 2010
ReLit Award Shortlist for The Wolsenburg Clock, 2010
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