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Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and performer. He is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry and fiction including the poetry collections frogments from the frag pool: haiku after basho (written with derek beaulieu) and Raising Eyebrows and Outside the Hat (Coach House Books) and the fiction collections Doctor Weep and other strange teeth, Big Red Baby (The Mercury Press), and Cruelty to Fabulous Animals (Moonstone Press). He is the author of The Mud Game, a novel written with Stuart Ross (The Mercury Press). Barwin is also the author of several books for children including Seeing Stars, a young adult novel (Stoddart Kids) nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award and the CLA YA Book of the Year, and Killer Poodle Made Me Island King (Fox Meadow), co-winner of the Muskoka Novel Marathon 2003. Barwin received a PhD in Music Composition and currently teaches music at Hillfield-Strathallan College and creative writing at McMaster University. Barwin lives in Hamilton, where he has cultivated vague but colourful illusions about his writing. Please don’t tell him.

Books by Gary Barwin

duck eats yeast, quacks, explodes; man loses eye

by (author) Gary Barwin & Lillian Necakov

The Most Charming Creatures


by (author) Gary Barwin

Bird Arsonist

by (author) Tom Prime & Gary Barwin

Laurier Poetry Pack #5

by (author) Dionne Brand, Paul Dutton, Gary Barwin, Al Purdy, Fred Wah & Louise Bernice Halfe
edited by Leslie C. Sanders, Robert Budde, Louis Cabri & David Gaertner

Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted

The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy

by (author) Gary Barwin

Laurier Poetry Pack #4

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

edited by Robert Budde, Leslie C. Sanders, Gary Barwin, Louis Cabri & Heather Milne
by (author) Al Purdy, Dionne Brand, Paul Dutton, Fred Wah & Rachel Zolf

For It Is a Pleasure and a Surprise to Breathe

New and Selected Poems

by (author) Gary Barwin

No TV for Woodpeckers

by (author) Gary Barwin

I, Dr. Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251-1457

by (author) Gary Barwin

Yiddish for Pirates

by (author) Gary Barwin


Selected and New Poetry of Paul Dutton

by (author) Paul Dutton
edited by Gary Barwin

Moon Baboon Canoe

by (author) Gary Barwin


The Imaginary Kafka Parables

by (author) Gary Barwin, Hugh Thomas & Craig Conley

The Obvious Flap

by (author) Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts

The Porcupinity of the Stars

by (author) Gary Barwin

frogments from the frag pool

haiku after Basho

by (author) Gary Barwin & derek beaulieu

Doctor Weep and other strange teeth

by (author) Gary Barwin

Raising Eyebrows

by (author) Gary Barwin

Seeing Stars

by (author) Gary Barwin

Big Red Baby

by (author) Gary Barwin

Outside the Hat

by (author) Gary Barwin

Mud Game

by (author) Stuart Ross & Gary Barwin