Friday, February 17, 2012

David Haskins

David Haskins has published poetry and fiction in over thirty literary journals (Windsor Review, Fiddlehead, Canadian Forum, Journal of Canadian Fiction), anthologies (Saving Bannister, Voices from the Niagara), and books (Canadian Children’s Annual, The Fruits of Experience, This Little Light of Mine). His earlier poems are collected in his book Reclamation (Borealis Press, 1980). He has won first prizes from the CBC Short Story Competition, the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara), the Ontario Poetry Society, and Arts Hamilton. Haskins emigrated to Canada from England at the age of eight. His teaching career spans 35 years, in secondary schools as Department Head of English, for Brock University College of Education, and as author and teacher for the Ontario Ministry of Education. He is currently preparing two books of recent poems and memoir stories, and a fantasy young adult novel. He lives on the shores of Lake Ontario, and drives a red 1970 MGB on top-down days.

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