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Kim Maltman

Photo: Roo Borson

Kim Maltman was born in Medicine Hat and grew up nearby. He studied at the University of Calgary, the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. He currently lives in Toronto, where he teaches mathematics  at York University and does research in theoretical particle physics. He a member of the collaborative poetry ensemble Pain Not Bread (with Roo Borson and Andy Patton) and, with Roo Borson, writes collaboratively under the pen name Baziju, whose most recent book, Box Kite: Prose Poems by Baziju, was published in 2016 by House of Anansi Press. He is also currently at work, with Roo Borson, translating  works of the Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai and Song Dynasty poet Su Dongpo into English. He is a past winner of the Malahat Long Poem Prize, the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry, the CBC Prize for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

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Technologies/Installations. London, ON: Brick Book, 1990.
Softened Violence. Dunvegan, Ontario: Quadrant, 1985; Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press, 1989.
The Transparence of November/Snow. with Roo Borson. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1985.
Branch Lines. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown Press, 1982.
The Sickness of Hats. Fredericton, NB: Fiddlehead, 1982.
Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei. (as part of Pain Not Bread, with Roo Borson and Andy Patton): Brick Books, 2000, 2012
Box Kite: Prose Poems by Baziju (Roo Borson and Kim Maltman). House of Anansi Press, 2016


Pain Not Bread: Finalist and Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 1998.
Pain Not Bread: Winner, Malahat Long Poem Competition, 1993.
Pain Not Bread: Finalist, National Magazine Awards, 1993.
First Prize, CBC Competition (Poetry) for Technologies/Installations, 1984.
Pain Not Bread, Earle Birney Prize for Poetry for Prism International, 1999
Gerald Lampert Memorial Award shortlist for Branch Lines, 1982