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George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke is a Canadian novelist and poet.
George Elliott Clarke is shown at the Halifax Central Library during an interview in February 2018. (Steve Lawrence/CBC)

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

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Interviews with George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke

12 years ago
22:19
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

‘It’s really crucial that poets and artists be asked to comment on social political issues’

Politics News

4 years ago
8:07
George Elliott Clarke, Parliamentary Poet Laureate, discusses U2 using two of his poems in their upcoming tour 8:07

George Elliott Clarke reads his poem chronicling the dramatic moments before the Halifax Explosion

NS

3 years ago
4:15
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

George Elliott Clarke

12 years ago
22:19
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

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