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1996 Governor General's Literary Award Winner:
E.D. Blodgett

E.D. Blodgett
Photograph reproduced by permission of
E.D. Blodgett.


E.D. Blodgett, F.R.S.C. and University Professor of Comparative Literature, has taught at the University of Alberta for 31 years. Having contributed to a number of journals both here and abroad, he has also written and edited a number of books on aspects of the Canadian Literatures, notably, Configuration. Essays in the Canadian Literatures; translated the Old Provençal romance Flamenca and (with Roy Arthur Swanson) The Love Songs of the Carmina Burana, both published in the Garland Medieval Library Series. He has, finally, published 7 books of poetry, the most recent of which, Apostrophes. Woman at a Piano, was given the Governor General's Award for Poetry. He is currently writing a renga with Jacques Brault and a history of history in Canada. He lives in Edmonton, married with four children, plays lute, squash, and he likes hiking in the mountains.

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E.D. Blodgett.


E.D. Blodgett, Edmonton, Alberta, for Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano (Buschek Books; distributed by General Distribution Services) ISBN 0-9699904-0-5

Blodgett returns to grief again and again from a centre of beauty, with language that transforms itself.

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Audiotaped reading by permission of E.D. Blodgett.