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Meet Lorne Daniel

Lorne Daniel is a Canadian of Scottish and American ancestry. His poetry and non-fiction have been widely published in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. He was one of the first poets to emerge from the Canadian prairie poetry scene in the 1970s and published three collections. His ‘selected and new’ book Drawing Back to Take a Running Jump includes many poems from the early books. Lorne also wrote, reviewed and edited regularly for newspapers including his hometown Red Deer Advocate, The Ottawa Citizen, and literary journals. Lorne left creative writing for many years before finding his way back to the practice in recent years. In the spirit of ‘beginning again as a novice,’ he reimmersed himself in writing programs at Pacific University (Oregon), University of New Orleans, Simon Fraser University and Bemidji State University (Minnesota).

He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, on the unceded territories of the Songhees people.

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