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Michael Ondaatje

Often based on the unorthodox lives of real people, Michael Ondaatje's poetry and prose is characterized by its preoccupation with multiculturalism and its gravitation toward the bizarre, the exaggerated, and the unlikely.

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Naked Poems

Naked Poems, by Phyllis Webb (1965), is one of the most influential works of its time, for it suggested a new vision of the book-length poem which profoundly affected a number of poets in the following literary generations.

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Toronto Feature: Bloor Viaduct

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Gillian (Gil) Adamson

Gillian (Gil) Adamson, poet, novelist (b at North York, Ont, 1961). Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, Gil Adamson studied anthropology and philosophy at the University of Toronto.

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Douglas Barbour

Douglas Barbour, poet, professor, critic, publisher (b at Winnipeg 21 Mar 1940). Douglas Barbour moved to Edmonton in 1969, where he later joined the english department at the University of Alberta. Barbour has read and performed his poetry across Canada and around the world.

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Dennis Lee

Dennis Beynon Lee, teacher, editor, critic, poet (b at Toronto 31 Aug 1939). A graduate in English from U of T (BA 1962, MA 1965), Lee has taught or served as writer-in-residence for various universities.

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Canada Reads

Canada Reads is a literary contest that has aired annually on CBC Radio One since 2002. It is one of the most popular and important promoters of Canadian literature across the country, encouraging the sale of more Canadian books than any other literary prize aside from the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A French version of the competition, Le Combat des livres, aired on Radio-Canada Première from 2004 to 2014.

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Arthur Goss

Arthur Goss documented the poor living conditions of immigrant families and the impact of poverty on the health and welfare of children in impoverished areas of Toronto like St. John’s Ward for the Department of Public Health.

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Debut Atlantic

One of Canada's longest-lived performing arts touring organizations, founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1987, Debut Atlantic was conceived as a joint project of the Canada Council Touring Office and CBC Radio.

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Stanley Louis Dragland

Stanley Louis Dragland, literary critic, editor, novelist, poet (b Calgary, AB 2 Dec 1942). Born and raised in Calgary, Stan Dragland studied at the University of Alberta, where he received a BA and MA. He earned a PhD from Queen's University in 1970.

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Raymond Holmes Souster

Raymond Holmes Souster, poet and editor (born at Toronto 15 Jan 1921, died there 19 Oct 2012). Souster spent his entire life in his native city except for wartime service in the RCAF (See MILITARY AVIATION). In civilian life he was employed by the CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE.

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Victor Coleman

Victor Coleman, poet, editor (born at Toronto, Ont. 11 September 1944). Victor Coleman is recognized as one of the major creative forces behind the late 20th-century boom in Canadian SMALL PRESS publishing.

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bpNichol

Barrie Phillip Nichol, "bpNichol," writer, sound poet, editor, teacher (b at Vancouver 30 Sept 1944; d at Toronto 25 Sept 1988). bpNichol's tragic early death in 1988 robbed us of one of Canada's leading experimental writers, and a truly generous individual and imagination.

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Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone, theatre director, designer, teacher (born at Glasgow, Scotland 21 Jan 1945). Ken Livingstone was the first graduate of Canada’s first MA course in theatre (University of British Columbia [UBC], 1967).