Friday, November 14, 2008

Margaret Christakos

Margaret Christakos is a poet and fiction writer living in Toronto whose work has shown consistent interest in recombinant poetics, process writing and seriality. She has published six collections of poetry and one novel, and has given readings and seminars from her work since 1989. Her book Excessive Love Prostheses was awarded the 2003 ReLit Award for Poetry. ARC Magazine wrote of her 2005 collection Sooner: “So much to praise here: the writing is rich with fresh, startling urban imagery; the shifts of register and tone keep the reader on his or her toes; the handling of the disjunctive narrative/lyric line keep the poems kinetic yet filled with tension, restless, questing.”

Christakos has worked as a literary educator in various contexts over many years: Presently, she is part of the U. of T. School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, where she teaches creative writing and facilitates the lecture/reading series “Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon.”

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