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January 6th, 2016

By Philip Turner in: Book Biz; Canadian Books & Authors

George Elliott Clarke, a Stellar Ambassador for Canadian Poetry


Very pleased to learn via CBC News that George Elliott Clarke—”a seventh-generation Canadian of African-American and Mi’kmaq heritage, whose work has explored the African experience in Canada”—has been named the new Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada. In 2006, I published the US edition of his amazing novel George & Rue. He is an immensely likable person with an ebullient, inclusive personality, and a hugely talented writer.

 

Video of Professor Clarke:

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