Issue 247 Author Spotlight – George Elliott Clarke

The inaugural E.J. Pratt Poet/Professor, of Canadian Literature, at the University of Toronto, George Elliott Clarke hails from Black Nova Scotia (Africadia). He has served as Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17).

His poem “IX—Jones/Baraka” can be read on our website at

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