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Stan Dragland

Stan Dragland was born and brought up in Alberta. He was educated at The University of Alberta and Queen's University. He has taught at the University of Alberta, at The Grammar School, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, in the English Department at the University of Western Ontario in London, and in the Banff Centre Writing Studio. He now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was founding editor of Brick, a journal of reviews and founder of Brick Books, a poetry publishing house, which he still serves as publisher and editor. Between 1993 and 1996 he was poetry editor for McClelland and Stewart. He has published three previous books of fiction: Peckertracks, a Chronicle (shortlisted for the 1978 Books in Canada First Novel Prize), Journeys Through Bookland and Other Passages, and (for children) Simon Jesse's Journey. He has edited collections of essays on Duncan Campbell Scott and James Reaney. Wilson MacDonald's Western Tour, a 'critical collage,' has been followed by two other books of criticism, The Bees of the Invisible: Essays in Contemporary English Canadian Writing and Floating Voice: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Literature of Treaty 9, which won the 1995 Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Literary Criticism. 12 Bars, a prose blues, was co-winner of the bp Nichol Chapbook Award in 2003, the same year Apocrypha: Further Journeys appeared in NeWest Press's Writer-as-Critic series. Apocrypha was winner of the Rogers Cable Non-Fiction Award in 2005. In April 2004 the stage adaptation of HalldÛr Laxness's The Atom Station, co-written with Agnes Walsh, was performed at the LSPU Hall in St. John's. His most recent book is Stormy Weather: Foursomes, prose poetry from Pedlar Press, was shortlisted for the EJ Pratt Poetry Award in 2007. He is editor of the recently-released Hard-Headed and Big-Hearted: Writing Newfoundland, a collection of essays by Newfoundland historian Stuart Pierson.

Books by Stan Dragland

Local Haunts

by (author) David White
edited by Stan Dragland

Difficult, The

by (author) Stan Dragland

Sister Language

by (author) Christina Baillie & Martha Baillie
edited by Stan Dragland

Lamb

by (author) Michael Kenyon
edited by Stan Dragland

Oderin

by (author) Agnes Walsh
edited by Stan Dragland

Only Seemly

by (author) Guy Birchard
edited by Stan Dragland

Faunics

by (author) Jack Davis
edited by Stan Dragland

Gerald Squires

by (artist) Gerald Squires
text by Stan Dragland & Michael Crummey

Lark Ascending, The

by (author) David White
edited by Stan Dragland

Holy Nothing, The

illustrated by Jessica Hiemstra
edited by Stan Dragland

Come On with the Punt

March Hare Stories

by (author) Paul Dean
edited by Stan Dragland

Strangers & Others

Newfoundland Essays

by (author) Stan Dragland
edited by Don McKay

Winter in Tilting

Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport

by (artist) Robert Mellin
afterword by Bernice Morgan
edited by Stan Dragland

Bricoleur & His Sentences, The

by (author) Stan Dragland

Out from the Harbour

Outport Life Before Resettlement

by (author) Rex Brown
edited by Stan Dragland

Deep Too

by (author) Stan Dragland

Blood Relatives

by (author) Craig Power
edited by Stan Dragland

Drowned Lands, The

by (author) Stan Dragland

Hard-Headed and Big-Hearted

Writing Newfoundland

by (author) Stuart Pierson
edited by Stan Dragland

Stormy Weather: Foursomes

by (author) Stan Dragland
edited by Michael Ondaatje

Apocrypha

Further Journeys

by (author) Stan Dragland

New Life in Dark Seas

Brick Books 25

edited by Stan Dragland

Lake Where No One Swims

by (author) Chris Chambers
edited by Stan Dragland

Bees of the Invisible, The

Essays in Contemporary English Canadian Writing

by (author) Stan Dragland

Journeys Through Bookland and Other Passages

by (author) Stan Dragland

Peckertracks

A Chronicle

by (author) Stan Dragland