Born: October 01 1953 in St. Stephen New Brunswick, Canada
Resides: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
E-mail: bbartlett6364 (at) gmail (dot) com
Brian Bartlett, who has lived all his life in eastern Canada, has published 7 collections and 7 chapbooks of poetry, as well as 2 prose volumes of nature writing and a book on poetry and poetics. He has also edited selected volumes by several Canadian poets, and Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan. He has published several haiku montages, including 3 honouring the greats of silent-screen comedy (Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd). After 28 years at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, he retired from teaching in 2018.
Awards and Other Honors:
Atlantic Poetry Prize, Acorn-Plantos Award for People's Poetry, Malahat Review Long Poem Prize.
Books include: Underwater Carpentry (Goose Lane Editions, 1992); Granite Erratics (Ekstatis Editions, 1997); The Afterlife of Trees (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002); Wanting the Day: Selected Poems (Goose Lane Editions, 2003); The Watchmaker's Table (Goose Lane Editions, 2007); Ringing Here & There: A Nature Calendar (Fitzhenry&Whiteside, 2014); All Manner of Tackle: Living with Poetry (Palimpsest, 2017); Branches Over Ripples: A Waterside Journal (Gaspereau Press, 2017).
Potato Blossom Road: Seven Montages, (Ekstasis Editions, 2013).