Why poetry matters to Ian Williams

During National Poetry Month, CBC Books asked Canadian poets what the literary form means to them.
Ian Williams is a writer and poet. (

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, CBC Books asked poets the question: "What is the power of Poetry?"

Ian Williams is a poet and fiction writer who completed his PhD in English at the University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor of poetry in the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia. His poetry collection Personals was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award. He is set to debut his first novel, Reproduction, in the near future.​


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