Canada

Poets and artists of Canadian nationality.

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Joanne Arnott, Canada, (b. 1960), poetry includes: she is riding. Arnott is a writer, poet and cultural worker. Much of her published work focuses on her heritage in the Métis people of Canada, who trace their ancestry to a mix of First Nations and European peoples.

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Margaret Atwood, Canada, (b. 1939) – poetry about pigs. Pig Song. Circe / Mud Poems. Atwood is a poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic and environmental activist.

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Ken Babstock, Canada (b. 1970), poetry includes: The Sickness Unto Death, and Harris on The Pig. Found. Babstock is a poet.He worked at the Poetry Faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts and is currently the poetry editor for the Toronto-based press House of Anansi. He lives lives in Toronto.

pig poet

Henry Eric Beissel, Germany/Canada (b. 1929), poetry includes: The Boar and the Dromedar. Beissel is a poet, playwright, essayist, translator and editor. He was on the English faculty at Sir George Williams, now Concordia, University, in Montreal (1966-1996).

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Sharon Berg, Canada (b. 1954), poetry includes: Personal Myths. Berg is a poet, publisher and educator. Berg’s poetry often explores relationships between men and women and the roles each assumes. She does this without dogmatism and combativeness, recognizing the need of both men and women to take risks, to be vulnerable without being naive and to be both radical and innocent.

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Sarah Binks, Canada (1906-1929), poetry includes: Pigs, Ode to a Deserted Farm and Hi, Sooky, Ho, Sooky. Binks, known as the “Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan,” was a poetess who immortalized the early 20th century Canadian Prairies. In her verse, Binks was able to characterize the notion of manure-spreading, frigid choring, and desperation farming as activities of joy.

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Walid Bitar, Lebanon/Canadian (b. 1961), poetry includes: The Island Porcile. Bitar is a poet. He attended the University of Toronto before traveling and working in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. From 1990 to 1991, he held a Teaching-Writing Fellowship at the University of Iowa.

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David Bouchard, Canada (b. 1952), poetry includes: Blonde Mangalitza Pig. Bouchard has worked as a teacher and school principal. He has written more than 50 books and many combine poetry, prose and visual arts. Some of his preferred topics include environmental issues, history and the traditions and cultures of Canada’s Aboriginal communities.

pig poet

Brian Brett, Canada (b. 1950), poetry includes: Year of the Pig. Brett is a poet, novelist, journalist and critic. Brett’s journalism and essays have appeared in almost every major newspaper and magazines in Canada. Brett is a former chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and has been involved in an editorial capacity with several publishing firms such as the Governor-General’s Award winning Blackfish Press.

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Stephen Brockwell, Canada, (contemporary), poems include: Black Truffle. Brockwell is a poet, editor and reviewer. Fruitfly Geographic (2004) which won the Archibald Lampman Award. Along with Rob Mclennan, Brockwell is co-editor of Poetics.ca. and he is the Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Brockwell Consulting.

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.