Sensing Different Worlds: Author Spotlight – Russell Thornton

Russell Thornton has published seven books of poetry, most recently The Broken Face (Harbour, 2018). His collection The Hundred Lives was shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Prize; his collection Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain was shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General’s Award. He has a new collection due out from Harbour Publishing in the fall of 2021 called Answer to Blue. He lives in North Vancouver.

His poem “Paths” can be read on our website at

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