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Victor Enns

Photo: Allan Harding McKay 2002

Victor Enns was born in Winnipeg in 1955 and raised in southern Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1979 with a History/English major including the advanced creative writing workshop with Robert Kroetsch which led to the publication of his first poetry collection, Jimmy Bang Poems (Turnstone 1979). A founding Board member of the Manitoba Writer’s Guild, he was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild from 1982 – 1988 and founder of Windscript magazine featuring the literary and visual art of Saskatchewan high school students. Correct in this Culture (5th House) was published in 1985. He spent the next 20 years in arts administration and raising a family taking time out to found Rhubarb magazine, a literary and visual arts magazine for writers and artists of Mennonite descent in 1998, returning as executive editor in 2012. His most recent collection, Afghanistan Coinfessions was published by Hagios Press in Regina in 2014, following boy in 2012. Lucky Man, (Hagios, 2005) was nominated for the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year Award.

All publications available by order from McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg MB.

League of Canadian Poets
The Mennonite Literary Society (President)

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Lucky Man. Regina, SK: Hagios Press, 2005.
Correct in this Culture. Saskatoon, SK: Fifth House, 1985.
Jimmy Bang Poems. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press, 1979.
boy. Hagios Press (Regina), 2012
Afghanistan Confessions. Hagios, 2014


Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Poetry Award, 1989.
Wallace Stegner Residency Scholarship, 2011
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