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Jan Zwicky

Jan Zwicky is an accomplished poet, philosopher and musician whose intense and vivid lyricism imbues her poetry with music and passion. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Zwicky studied at the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto before undertaking an academic career teaching philosophy at a number of North American institutions. She is also a professional musician, with an active interest in baroque performance technique. Zwicky is a prolific essayist, as well as the author of a dozen books. Her works have won her the Governor General's Award (Songs For Relinquishing the Earth, 1998) and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (Robinson's Crossing, 2004) as well as many other accolades and shortlist nominations. Zwicky lives on Quadra Island, British Columbia.

Books by Jan Zwicky

Once upon a Time in the West

Essays on the Politics of Thought and Imagination

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Sixty-Seven Ontological Studies

49 Poems and 18 Photographs

by (author) Jan Zwicky
by (photographer) Robert V. Moody

The Collected Poetry of Carol Shields

by (author) Carol Shields
edited by Nora Foster Stovel
foreword by Jan Zwicky

The Experience of Meaning

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Learning to Die

Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis

by (author) Robert Bringhurst & Jan Zwicky

The Long Walk

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Alkibiades' Love

Essays in Philosophy

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Chamber Music

The Poetry of Jan Zwicky

by (author) Jan Zwicky
edited by Darren Bifford & Warren Heiti

Wisdom & Metaphor

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Vittoria Colonna

Selections from the Rime Spirituali with Photographs of Josep Maria Subirachs? Passion Façade

by (author) Jan Zwicky
by (photographer) Robert Moody

Lyric Philosophy

by (author) Jan Zwicky


by (author) Jan Zwicky

Plato as Artist

by (author) Jan Zwicky

A Ragged Pen

Essays on Poetry & Memory

by (author) Robert Finley, Patrick Friesen, Aislinn Hunter, Anne Simpson & Jan Zwicky

Writing the Terrain

Travelling Through Alberta with the Poets

contributions by Ian Adam, Robert Stamp, Tammy Armstrong, Margaret Avison, Douglas Barbour, John O. Barton, Doug Beardsley, Bonnie Bishop, E.D. Blodgett, Robert Boates, George Bowering, Tim Bowling, Jan Boydol, Gordon Burles, Murdoch Burnett, Anne Campbell, Weyman Chan, Leonard Cohen, Dennis Cooley, Joan Crate, Michael Cullen, Cyril Dabydeen, Lorne Daniel, Alexa DeWiel, Jason Dewinetz, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Cecelia Frey, Gary Geddes, Gail Ghai, Deborah Godin, Jim Green, Leslie Greentree, Vivian Hansen, Tom Henihan, Michael Henry, Walter Hildebrandt, Gerald Hill, Robert Hilles, Nancy Holmes, Richard Hornsey, Tom Howe, Aislinn Hunter, Bruce Hunter, Laurence Hutchman, Sally Ito, Pauline Johnson, Aleksei Kazuk, Robert Kroetsch, Fiona Lam, William Latta, Tim Lilburn, Alice Major, Kim Maltman, Miriam Mandel, Sid Marty, David McFadden, Barry McKinnon, Erin Michie, Deborah Miller, Anna Mioduchowska, James M. Moir, Colin Morton, Erín Moure, Charles Noble, P.K. Page, Rajinderpal Pal, Ruth Roach Pierson, Joseph Pivato, Roberta Rees, D.C. Reid, Monty Reid, R. rickey, Ken Rivard, Stephen Scobie, Allan Serafino, Joan Shillington, Greg Simison, Carol Ann Sokoloff, Karen Solie, Stephan Stephansson, Peter Stevens, Ivan Sundal, Anne Swannell, Vanna Tessier, Colleen Thibadeau, John O. Thompson, James M. Thurgood, Eva Tihanyi, Yvonne Trainer, Aritha van Herk, Rosalee van Stelten, Miriam Waddington, James Wreford Watson, Wilfred Watson, Tom Wayman, Phyllis Webb, Jon Whyte, Christine Wiesenthal, Sheri-D Wilson, Christopher Wiseman, Stacie Wolfer, Rita Wong, Richard Woollatt & Jan Zwicky

Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Robinson's Crossing

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Thinking and Singing

Poetry and the Practice of Philosophy

by (author) Robert Bringhurst, Dennis Lee, Don MacKay & Jan Zwicky
edited by Tim Liburn

Why I Sing the Blues

Lyrics & Poems

edited by Jan Zwicky

Songs for Relinquishing the Earth

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Wittgenstein Elegies

by (author) Jan Zwicky

Where Have We Been

by (author) Jan Zwicky