Friday, August 31, 2007

Greg Cook

Greg Cook
Originally uploaded by random acts of poetry
Gregory M. Cook was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. As one of three poets in his immediate family, he has made writers and their survival a personal and a professional study. His biography of his close friend of twenty years, One Heart, One Way/ Alden Nowlan: a writer’s life, was undertaken following a two-year appointment as writer-in-residence at the University of Waterloo. More recently he has lived in Toronto, Fredericton, and Saint John, New Brunswick, where he is writing a biography of his friend, novelist Ernest Buckler (1908-1984). During Random Acts of Poetry he will read from his new and selected poems, Songs of the Wounded (Black Moss Press).

Cook has read from his works in schools, universities and libraries in all Canadian provinces, and the Yukon – as well as in Maine and Georgia, USA; England; the Netherlands; and Germany. He is a member of Writers’ Union of Canada , The League of Canadian Poets and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick , and an honourary member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

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