ENG 356: Contemporary Canadian Poetry

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Maggie Helwig

Maggie Helwig has published six books of poetry (most recently, One Building in the Earth, ECW Press), as well as two novels, two books of essays and a book of short stories. She is the editor of the micropress Lowlife Publishing; she has worked as literary editor at Canadian Forum and editor of Canadian Poetry Review, as well as contributing editor of what! magazine; and has been the co-coordinator of the Toronto Small Press Fair and events coordinator for the Scream Literary Festival.


1.    POET: Any of her six books.

2.    EDITOR: Small Press work, including an occasional zine.






bullet Between Mountains, Knopf Canada (Canada), Chatto and Windus (UK), 2004: novel
bulletOne Building In the Earth: New and Selected Poems, ECW Press, 2002: poetry
bulletReal Bodies, Oberon Press, 2002: essays
bulletWhere She Was Standing, ECW Press, 2001: novel
bulletGravity Lets You Down, Oberon Press, 1997: short fiction
bulletThe City on Wednesday, Lowlife Publishing, 1996: poetry chapbook
bulletEating Glass, Quarry Press, 1994: poetry
bulletApocalypse Jazz, Oberon Press, 1993: essays
bulletGraffiti for J.J. Harper, Lowlife Publishing, 1992: poetry chapbook
bulletTalking Prophet Blues, Quarry Press, 1991: poetry
bulletBecause the Gunman, Lowlife Publishing, 1990: poetry chapbook
bulletEden, Oberon Press, 1989: poetry
bulletTongues of Men and Angels, Oberon Press, 1987: poetry
bulletWalking Through Fire, Turnstone Press, 1983: poetry

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