George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke
Photo courtesy of Dept of English, Harvard University

George Elliott Clarke's works include George and Rue, which won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, and was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Execution Poems, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry; and Whylah Falls, winner of the Archibald Lampman Award for poetry and a selection for CBC's inaugural Canada Reads competition. In 2008, he was appointed to the Order of Canada at the rank of Officer. He recently served as Toronto’s Poet Laureate from 2012-2015, and currently serves as Parliamentary Poet Laureate, as well as the EJ Pratt Professor at the University of Toronto.

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