Babstock, Ken (Canada) – 2012

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Ken Babstock (CAN) is a poet and winner of the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize for Methodist Hatchet. His poems have been translated into several languages and have been anthologized in Canada, the United States and Ireland. Babstock’s previous poetry collections include Mean, Days into Flatspin and Airstream Land Yacht, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry and won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. At WordFest Babstock will be presenting Methodist Hatchetwhich is a playful and fierce poetry collection that frames forests and urban life in its strangeness.WordFest Alumnus 2006

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