From her meteoric rise to her final unravelling in the grips of alcoholism, we meet a Gwendolyn with a contagious wit, a brave heart, and an endless capacity for self re-invention.
Claudia Dey is a graduate of McGill and the National Theatre School. Her plays, Beaver (2000), The Gwendolyn Poems (2002) and Trout Stanley (2005) have been performed in Toronto, Montreal, New York and Vancouver. The Gwendolyn Poems was shortlisted for the 2002 Governor General's Literary Award and a Trillium Award. Dey also the author of the acclaimed novel Stunt.
"The unhappy life and turbulent times of iconic Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen and her obsessive need to create a national mythology. As ambitious as its subject, The Gwendolyn Poems vibrates with language that is at times beautiful, at times brutal - and always theatrical." —Governor General's Award Jury