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George Elliott Clarke (CA)



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The poems in George Elliott Clarke’s White riff on that colour’s cultural and poetic properties, joining Blue, Black, Red and Gold as the fifth volume in his long-running series of ‘colouring’ books. This substantial collection moves easily from topical poems written when Clarke was Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate through to the lush love poems, tributes and cinematic reflections on identity, history and place. While often pivoting on larger cultural subjects and stories–the deadly explosion at lake Lac-Mégantic, the global pandemic, or the insidious persistence of systemic injustice–at their core Clarke’s poems are unfailingly intimate, animated by great empathy and a passion for connection. This collection exclaims, over and over again: “Lookit!”

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George Elliott Clarke is a revered artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays and poetry. His publications include titles in Braille, Chinese, Italian, and Romanian. The inaugural E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard. His recognitions include the Bellagio Center Fellowship (US), the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry, the Premiul Poesis (Romania), the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US), Encyclopedic Poetry School: International Fellow (China), and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award.

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