Essays on George Elliott Clarke
This collection features essays on Nova Scotia-born poet, playwright and literary critic George Elliott Clarke. Instrumental in promoting the writing of Canadian writers of African descent, Clarke's work has won awards including the Governor General's Award for poetry, a National Magazine Gold Medal Award for Poetry, the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award, and The Premiul Poesis (Romania). He has had poetry and plays published in Chinese, Romanian, and Italian while other works have appeared in Korean, Swedish, Finnish, French, German, Polish, and Hungarian. He is also the recipient of eight honorary doctorates. Contributors to this collection include: Alexander MacLeod, Susan Knutson, H. Nigel Thomas, Maureen Moynagh, Diana Brydon, Wayde Compton, Lydia Wilkinson, Katherine Larson, Maristela Campos, Giulio Marra, Amanda Montague, Jennifer Andrews and Katherine McLeod.
Guernica Editions (Essential Writers Series)
342 pages |
About the author
Joseph Pivato is Professor Emeritus of Literary Studies at Athabasca University in Edmonton. His Ph.D. is in Comparative Literature. When he held The Mariano Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies at York University in 1987-88, he taught the first course on Italian-Canadian literature offered anywhere. In 1985 he edited Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing which became a seminal book promoting ethnic minority writing. His other publications include: Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke (2012), Echo: Essays on Other Literatures (1994), Mary di Michele: Essays on Her Works (2007), The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing (1998), and Caterina Edwards: Essays in Her Works (2000). His new books are: Sheila Watson: Essays on Her Works (2015), and Rina Del Nin Cralli, From Friuli: Poems in Friulan, with English Translations (2015, Longbridge Books, Montreal).