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George Swede

Author's Bio

Publishers in Canada, England and the U.S. have put out 32 of my poetry collections and 16 other titles. My work has also appeared in numerous literary periodicals around the world and in major newspapers (Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen, Times of London, Toronto Star, Washington Post, etc.) as well as on radio and TV (BBC, CBC, CTV, NHK, PBS, RTE, etc.). My prose and poems have been translated into at least 21 languages. From January, 2008 to January 2012, I was editor of Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America. For more information go to my web site or to Wikipedia.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Joy In Me Still (Inkling Press, 2010), White Thoughts, Blue Mind (Inkling Press, 2010), First Light, First Shadows (Snapshot Press, 2006), Almost Unseen:Selected Haiku of George Swede (Brooks Books, 2000), I Want To Lasso Time (Simon & Pierre, 1991), Holes In My Cage (Three Trees Press, 1989), As Far As The Sea Can Eye (York Publishing, 1979), Endless Jigsaw (Three Trees Press, 1978), Tell-Tale Feathers (Fiddlehead Press, 1978)
Chapbooks:
My Shadow Doing Something (Tiny Poems Press, 1997), Leaving My Loneliness (King's Road Press, 1992), Where Even The Factories Have Lawns (Gesture Press, 1988), Bifids (CURVD H&Z, 1984), Night Tides (South Western Ontario Poetry, 1984), Flaking Paint (Underwhich Editions, 1983), Frozen Breaths (Wind Chimes Press, 1983), All Of Her Shadows (High Coo Press, 1982), Eye To Eye With A Frog (Juniper Press, 1981), This Morning's Mockingbird (High Coo Press, 1980), A Snowman, Headless (Fiddlehead Press, 1979), Wingbeats (Juniper Press, 1979), Unwinding (Missing Link Press, 1974)
Prizes:
1. "Scorpion Prize" Roadrunner, 2012, 12.2 (poem selected by Mark Wallace). 2. Grand Prize, Foreign Language Category, Int'l Kusamakura Haiku Competition, 2011. 3. Kanterman Merit Book Awards, 2011, Haiku Society of America, First Honorable Mention for "Joy In Me Still." 4. Touchstone Book Awards, 2010, Honorable Mention for "Joy In Me Still." 5. "Scorpion Prize" Roadrunner, 2010, 10.1 (poem selected by Marjorie Perloff). 6. Second Prize, Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest, 2008. 7. Snapshot Press Tanka Manuscript Winner, 2005 for "First Light, First Shadows" published in 2006. 8. Japan Foundation Grant for tour of Japan, 1997. 9. Second Prize, Mainichi Daily News 125th Anniversary Haiku Contest, 1997. 10. Third Place, Haiku Society of America H.G. Henderson Haiku Contest, 1997. 11. First Prize, Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest, 1994. 12. Japan Air Lines Grant for tour of Japan (and to help Judge the 1st World Children's Haiku Contest), 1990. 13. Museum of Haiku Literature Award, 1983, 1985, 1992. 14. Numerous Canada Council Grants for Readings in the Schools. 15.Canadian Childrens' Book Centre "Our Choice Award"1984, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992.

George Swede Resume

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Listing last updated: May 21, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Riga
Raised in:
Vancouver, BC

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