1996 Governor General's Literary Award Winner:
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.
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.