The Single Onion wraps up its fall season with four great poets: Bruce Hunter, Nora Gould, Catherine Graham, and Angeline Schellenberg.
Bruce Hunter is the author of the award-winning novel In the Bear’s House (2009); five books of poetry, including Two O’Clock Creek (2010) which won the Acorn-Plantos Peoples’ Poetry Award given to a volume of poetry that is accessible to all people in its use of language and imagery; and a collection of short stories, Country Music Country (1996) which was broadcast on CBC Radio. His poems, short stories, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in over seventy publications, and his work has been translated into Italian, Mandarin and Romanian. For the past 24 years, Bruce has taught English and Liberal Studies at Seneca College as well as stints teaching creative writing at the Banff Centre and York University. Currently, he is the writer-in-residence for the Calgary Public Library.
Catherine Graham is the author of five acclaimed poetry collections, including Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, which was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and the CAA Award for Poetry. Winner of the International Festival of Authors’ Poetry NOW competition, she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and at Humber College’s Creative Book Publishing Program. Her latest works are the novel Quarry (Two Wolves Press) and the poetry collection The Celery Forest (Wolsak & Wynn).
Nora Gould writes from east central Alberta where she ranches with her family. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a degree in veterinary medicine. Her debut poetry collection, I see my love more clearly from a distance (Brick Books, 2012), was winner of the 2013 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (Writers Guild of Alberta); it was also shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and was a finalist in the Poetry category for the High Plains Book Awards. Selah (Brick Books) is her second poetry collection, and it has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry.
Angeline Schellenberg’s poetry has appeared in Prairie Fire, CV2, TNQ, Rhubarb, Room, Geez, Wordgathering, Lemon Hound, and The Society, as well as in Cradle Song: a book of poems about newborns (Leaf Press). Her first chapbook, Roads of Stone (The Alfred Gustav Press), was released in May 2015. Her poetry won third prize in the 2014 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Award contest and was shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2015 Poem of the Year. Angeline lives and reads in Winnipeg with her husband, their two teenagers, and a German shepherd/corgi. Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books) is her first poetry collection.
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets and the Calgary Arts Development