60th Anniversary Author Spotlight – Cyril Dabydeen

Photo credit to Frank Scheme

Cyril Dabydeen’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Poetry/Chicago, Prairie Schooner, The Critical Quarterly, and in the Oxford, Penguin, and Heinemann Books of Poetry and Fiction. His latest books include My Undiscovered Country/Stories (Mosaic Press, Oakville); God’s Spider/Poetry (Peepal Tree Press, UK); and My Multi-Ethnic Friends/Stories (Guernica Editions, Toronto). He edited Beyond Sangre Grande: Caribbean Writing Today (Mawenzi House, Toronto). He is a former Poet Laureate of Ottawa (1984-87). He has taught Writing for many years at the University of Ottawa.

His poem “Under Lock & Key” can be read on our website at canlit.ca/article/under-lock-key.

Canadian Literature issue 239, 60th Anniversary, is available to order through our online store.