George Elliott Clarke was Canada's parliamentary poet laureate and was the fourth poet laureate of Toronto (2012-2015). A member of the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada, his recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. Clarke currently teaches African-Canadian literature at the University of Toronto. His books include Whylah Falls, George and Rue and The Motorcyclist.
Books by George Elliott Clarke
Interviews with George Elliott Clarke
Award winning poet, playwright and literary critic, George Elliott Clarke hails from Windsor, Nova Scotia. A seventh-generation Canadian of African-American and Mi'kmaq Amerindian heritage, Clarke has written in a variety of genres including poetry, opera, screenplay, and song 22:19 Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke is on a mission to make his role relevant to the average Canadian. more stories from this episode 17:07 The prolific poet, playwright and fiction writer on his latest novel, which is based on his father's life. He also talks about his recent appointment as Canada's parliamentary poet laureate. 19:19 George Elliott Clarke's latest novel tells the story of Carl Black, a young black man living in Halifax in 1959. The novel was inspired by the diary of his late father. Matt Galloway spoke with him. 8:19 George Elliott Clarke, Parliamentary Poet Laureate, discusses U2 using two of his poems in their upcoming tour 8:07 At the 100th anniversary ceremony for the Halifax Explosion, Nova Scotian George Elliott Clarke reads his poem chronicling the dramatic moments before the Halifax Explosion. 4:15 Anger, complaints, and the the firing of the top administrator this week after a controversial production of The Merchant of Venice at a private girls' school in Toronto. We talk to writer George Elliott Clarke about when provocative art crosses the line. 8:21 Award winning poet, playwright and literary critic, George Elliott Clarke hails from Windsor, Nova Scotia. A seventh-generation Canadian of African-American and Mi'kmaq Amerindian heritage, Clarke has written in a variety of genres including poetry, opera, screenplay, and song 22:19