About the Author

Gil McElroy

Born in Metz, France, poet Gil McElroy grew up on air force bases in Canada and the United States. He studied English Literature at Queen’s University in Ontario. His poems and other works have been published in countless periodicals throughout North America since the late 1970s; issued in a number of self-published chapbooks, broadsheets, and one-of-a-kind book works; and anthologized in Groundswell: best of above/ground press, 1993–2003 (Broken Jaw Press, 2003), Side/Lines: A New Canadian Poetics (Insomniac Press, 2003), and Written in the Skin (Insomniac Press, 1999). He currently lives in Colborne, Ontario with his wife Heather.

McElroy has also been an independent curator and freelance art critic for 20 years, organizing exhibitions for public art galleries and museums in Canada and writing art criticism for magazines in Canada, the United States and Australia. A selection of his catalogue essays and reviews was published as Gravity & Grace: Selected Writing on Contemporary Canadian Art (Gaspereau Press, 2001) and in the anthology CRAFT Perception and Practice: A Canadian Discourse (Ronsdale Press, 2002). His show ST. ART: The Visual Poetry of bpNichol pays tribute to one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Originally mounted at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum in Charlottetown, P.E.I. in May through October, 2000, it later moved to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia before touring the country throughout 2001. McElroy’s curatorial essay accompanying the exhibition also won the Christina Sabat Award for Critical Writing in the Arts.

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Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

Growing Up Cold War
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Cold Comfort ebook

Cold Comfort ebook

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Dream Pool Essays

Dream Pool Essays

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Fear & Faith

Recent Sculpture by Shayne Dark and Dennis Gill
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Gravity and Grace

Gravity and Grace

Selected Writing on Contemporary Canadian Art
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Last Scattering Surfaces

Last Scattering Surfaces

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NonZero Definitions

NonZero Definitions

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Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

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Hide in Plain Sight

Hide in Plain Sight

Peter Dykhuis and Adrian Göllner
with Gil McElroy
introduction by David Aurandt
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Pianoworks

Pianoworks

Imagining the R.S. Williams Piano Factory: Murray Favro, alexander Graham, Ryan Legassicke, Carl Zimmerman
with Gil McElroy
introduction by David Aurandt
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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle

The Uses of Abstraction = Les usages de l'abstraction
with Gil McElroy
foreword by David Aurandt
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Sympathetic Hunting Magic

Sympathetic Hunting Magic

Niall Donaghy, Shelly Rahme
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