George Bowering

George Bowering, Canada’s first Poet Laureate, was born in the Okanagan Valley.

After serving as an aerial photographer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Bowering earned a BA in English and an MA in history at the University of British Columbia, where he became one of the co-founders of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. He has taught literature at the University of Calgary, the University of Western Ontario, and Simon Fraser University, and he continues to act as a Canadian literary ambassador at international conferences and readings.

A distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian, and tireless supporter of fellow writers, Bowering has authored more than eighty books, including works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography and youth fiction. His writing has also been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, and Romanian.

Bowering has twice won the Governor General’s Award, Canada’s top literary prize.

My Darling Nellie Grey

Short-listed 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

events | 2010-04-29
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Vancouver

…Ken Belford, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas Morse, and Ken Norris … poets’ own making. For My Darling Nellie Grey , George Bowering wrote a poem a day for a year, adhering to …


events | 2010-04-27
Talon's 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Calgary

…8:00pm Admission: Free! Featuring derek beaulieu, George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, Garry … poets’ own making. For My Darling Nellie Grey , George Bowering wrote a poem a day for a year, adhering to …


events | 2010-04-22
George Bowering on CBC Book Chats

…Noon Admission: Free Edmonton Poetry Festival George Bowering, author of more than 90 books and first-ever …


events | 2010-04-22
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Edmonton Poetry Festival

…Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm Admission: Free! Featuring George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, and … poets’ own making. For My Darling Nellie Grey , George Bowering wrote a poem a day for a year, adhering to …