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Participants: Ken Babstock

Ken BabstockPhoto: Carolin Seeliger

Ken Babstock’s most recent collection, Methodist Hatchet (Anansi, 2011), won The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry and was a finalist for The Trillium Book Award. His previous collections of poetry include Mean (1999), winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People's Poet Award, Days into Flatspin (2001), winner of a K.M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize, and Airstream Land Yacht (2006), finalist for The Griffin Prize for Poetry, The Governor General’s Literary Award, and The Winterset Prize, and winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His poems have won Gold at the National Magazine Awards, and have been anthologised in Canada, The US, and Ireland, and translated into Dutch, German, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, and French. He lives in Toronto.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Thu 07 March | Five O’Clock Verses
Reading: George Szirtes, Ken Babstock
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Auditorium

Fri 08 March | Poetry Café for Breakfast: Poetry Out of Line
Chris Emery, Ken Babstock, George Szirtes, Greg Thomas discuss how poetry is designed
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Sat 09 March | A Crooked Frame: Re-hanging The Picture on a Bent Nail
Ken Babstock: A workshop focusing on the poem’s ‘frame’
Public Library, Church Square

Sun 10 March | Past & Present
Ken Babstock on John Berryman, Martin Dimery on William Drummond
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

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