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George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke is a Canadian poet and playwright. Born in Windsor Plains, Nova Scotia, he has spent much of his career writing about the Black communities of Nova Scotia and served for a time in the African-American Studies department at Duke University. He earned a BA Honours degree in English from the University of Waterloo (1984), an MA in English from Dalhousie University (1989), and a PhD in English from Queenâ??s University (1993). In addition, he has received honorary degrees from Dalhousie University (LLD), the University of New Brunswick (LittD), the University of Alberta (LittD), and the University of Waterloo (LittD). He is currently professor of English at the University of Toronto.

In 2001 he won the Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award for poetry for his book Execution Poems. Clarkeâ??s work largely explores and chronicles the experience and history of the black Canadian community of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, creating a cultural geography that Clarke often refers to as Africadia. Clarkeâ??s Whylah Falls was one of the selected books in the 2002 edition of Canada Reads, where it was championed by Nalo Hopkinson.

Books by George Elliott Clarke

Blacks in Canada

A History

by (author) Robin W. Winks
foreword by George Elliott Clarke

The Quest for a 'National' Nationalism

E.J. Pratt’s Epic Ambition, ‘Race’ Consciousness, and the Contradictions of Canadian Identity

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

I Am Still Your Negro

An Homage to James Baldwin

by (author) Valerie Mason-John
foreword by George Elliott Clarke

Portia White

A Portrait in Words

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
illustrated by Lara Martina

Canticles II

(MMXIX)

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Luminous Ink

Writers on Writing in Canada

edited by Tessa McWatt, Rabindranath Maharaj & Dionne Brand
contributions by Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Thien, M.G. Vassanji, Lawrence Hill, Pascale Quiviger, Nino Ricci, Sheila Fischman, Heather O'Neill, Camilla Gibb, Eden Robinson, Lee Maracle, Rawi Hage, Michael Helm, Lisa Moore, Rita Wong, Hiromi Goto, George Elliott Clarke, Nicole Brossard, Judith Thompson, David Chariandy, Richard Van Camp, Marie-Hélène Poitras, Stephen Henighan, Greg Hollingshead, Michael Ondaatje & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

J. J. Steinfeld

Essays on His Works

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
edited by Sandra Singer

The Merchant of Venice (Retried)

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

The Motorcyclist

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Canticles I

(MMXVI)

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Gold

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Lasso the Wind

Aurelia's Verses and other Poems

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
illustrated by Susan Tooke

Illicit Sonnets

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Leaving the Shade of the Middle Ground

The Poetry of F.R. Scott

by (author) F.R. Scott
edited by Laura Moss
afterword by George Elliott Clarke

Black

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Directions Home

Approaches to African-Canadian Literature

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Blue

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Blues and Bliss

The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino

Red

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

George And Rue

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Whylah Falls

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

I & I

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
illustrated by Lateef Martin

Trudeau

Long March, Shining Path

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Tightrope Time

Ain't Nuthin' More Than Some Itty Bitty Madness Between Twilight & Dawn

by (author) Walter Borden
introduction by George Elliott Clarke

Québécité

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Africadian History

An Exhibition Catalogue

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Execution Poems

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Eyeing the North Star

Directions in African-Canadian Literature

edited by George Elliott Clarke

Lush Dreams, Blue Exile

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Fire on the Water Vol.2

by (author) George Elliott Clarke