JOHN BEATON

Poet

Qualicum Beach, BC
Phone: 
250-752-1162

Author's Bio

John Beaton’s poetry is metrical and has been widely published in media as diverse as Able Muse and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He wrote a monthly poetry page for several years for the magazine Eyes on BC and served for four years as moderator of one of the internet’s most reputable poetry workshops, Eratosphere. He recites his poems from memory as a spoken word performer and a poet member of the band Celtic Chaos. His poetry has won several awards, including the 2015 String Poet Prize and the 2012 Able Muse Write Prize for Poetry. He is a retired actuary who was raised in the Scottish Highlands and lives in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010)
,
One Sweet Ride (Ascent Aspirations, 2009)
Book:
Leaving Camustianavaig (Word Galaxy Press, 2021)
Journals: ,
Folly Magazine
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Gatherings
,
Gray's Sporting Journal
,
Light Quarterly
,
Soundzine
,
The HyperTexts
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The New Formalist

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Glasgow
United Kingdom
Raised in: 
Inverness
United Kingdom
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Last update: Nov 17, 2021