Sunday, October 03, 2010

Charles Mountford

Charles Mountford (M.A., English, University of Western Ontario; M.A. Librarianship, University of London), is a poet and opera librettist who lives in Stratford, Ontario and part-time in Quebec City. His books include, The Harvestman, Pendas, 2004 and The Night the Ducks Got Loose, Pendas, 2006. A third book from Pendas, The Thing On The Comb, will be published in 2009. He has also written the librettos for three modern chamber operas on Canadian themes, all of which have been produced in Stratford by Orpheus Productions, Stratford. One of these operas, Henry Hudson, is currently available on cd. He has won first prize in The Alberta Poetry Contest, two International Merit Awards (2007, 2008), from the Atlanta Review and, in 2008, was shortlisted for the Bridport (U.K.) Poetry Prize.

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