Kevin Irie
BIO
Biography

Kevin Irie is a third generation Japanese-Canadian who was born and raised in Toronto where he received his M.A. from the University of Toronto. His work has appeared both here and abroad in the U.K., the States, Germany, and Australia and has also been translated into Spanish, French, and Japanese.

ADDRESS
City: Toronto, Province/Territory: Ontario
EMAIL
GENRE
Poetry
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Burning the Dead
Publisher
(Wolsak and Wynn) ISBN: 0-919897-30-4.
Year
 1992
Title
The Colour of Eden (Owl's Head Press, 1996) ISBN 0-920635-10-5.
Publisher
 Owl's Head Press, ISBN 0-920635-10-5.
Year
 1996
Title
Dinner at Madonna's
Publisher
(Frontenac House) ISBN 0-973280-0-3.
Year
2003
Title
Angel Blood: The Tess Poems
Publisher
(Frontenac House, 2004) ISBN 0-9732380-4-6.
Year
2004
Title
Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report
Publisher
(Frontenac House, 2012) ISBN 978-1-897181-63-8
Year
2012
Title
 The Tantramar Re-Vision
Publisher
(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021) ISBN 978-0-2280-0637-4
Year
2021
AWARDS
Awards
Name
City of Toronto Book Award, Finalist
Publication
The Colour of Eden (Owl's Head Press, 1996) ISBN 0-920635-10-5.
Year
1997
Name
Rice Paper Magazine Poetry Contest, Winner
Publication
"Tashme"
Year
2000
Name
ReLit Poetry Award, Longlist
Publication
 "Angel Blood: The Tess Poems" (Frontenac House, 2004) ISBN 0-9732380-4-6.
Year
2005
Name
CBC Literary Award for Poetry, Shortlist
Publication
"Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report"
Year
2008
Name
ARC Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year, Finalist
Publication
"Snow Is Violence"
Year
2009
Name
Toronto Book Award, Finalist
Publication
"Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report" (Frontenac House, 2012) ISBN 978-1-897181-63-8
Year
2013
Name
Acorn-Plantos Award People's Poetry Award, Finalist
Publication
"Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report" (Frontenac House, 2012) ISBN 978-1-897181-63-8
Year
2013
Name
CBC Poetry Prize, Longlist
Publication
"The Tantramar Re-Vision"
Year
2017
Name
Honourable Mention, The Robin Blaser Poetry Contest, The Capilano Review
Publication
"Outing Whitman"
Year
2021
Name
Shortlist, The Malahat Review Open Seasons Award
Publication
Creative Nonfiction
Year
2023
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