Monty Reid

Monty Reid
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Monty Reid is a Canadian poet living in Ottawa, and the author of more than a dozen trade poetry collections, including The Life of Ryley (Thistledown Press, 1981), These Lawns (Red Deer College Press, 1990), The Alternate Guide (Red Deer College Press, 1995), Dog Sleeps (NeWest Press, 1993) and Flat Side (Red Deer College Press, 1998), a collection of new and selected poems,Crawlspace (House of Anansi, 1993), and numerous chapbooks, including cuba A book (above/ground press, 2005) and Sweetheart of Mine (BookThug, 2006). His most recent collection is The Luskville Reductions (Brick, 2008). Recent chapbooks include Site Conditions (Apt 9), Contributors’ Notes (Gaspereau) and Moan Coach (above/ground) along with Garden units from a variety of small presses. A three-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and three-time winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, his first collection with Chaudiere Books, Disappointment Island , won the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry in 2007, and was shortlisted for the City of Ottawa Book Award.

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