Reading on February 19 in SFU Special Collections- Poet Daphne Marlatt
Poet Daphne Marlatt will be reading in Special Collections (SFU Burnaby, W.A.C. Bennett Library), Room 7100, on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, with a question period to follow. Free! Please drop in.
Daphne Marlatt was born in Australia and immigrated to Vancouver as a child. She studied English and writing at U.B.C. (B.A. 1964), where she was a member of the TISH group of young writers that included Fred Wah, Frank Davey, and George Bowering.She is known best as a poet but has also published works of fiction, criticism and oral history, and has worked extensively as an editor and a teacher. In 2004 she became writer-in-residence at S.F.U., the first in three decades to hold this post. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2006, and in 2009 was awarded the Dorothy Livesay Prize for Poetry for her long poem, The Given. In 2012 she received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. Her recent work includes The Gull, the first Canadian play staged in the tradition of the Noh theatre. The play won the Uchamura Naoya Prize in 2008.
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