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Two O'Clock Creek

by (author) Bruce Hunter

Oolichan Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
Canadian, Nature
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Highly acclaimed by Books in Canada, the Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, and Canadian Literature, twice shortlisted for the CBC literary prize, and selected as a People’s Choice winner, Bruce Hunter is a poet who goes to the core of life. These poems reveal the mysteries of rivers, the secrets of spurned loves, the lives of workers and the joys and heartbreak of new immigrants, always against a carefully drawn backdrop, whether urban or rural. The unequivocal and unflinching emotions here move from awe to anger to whimsy in an authentic voice that is in turns, tender, scathing and celebratory.

About the author

Bruce Hunter is the author of three books of poetry, a collection of short stories and the award-winning novel In The Bear’s House. Deafened as an infant, he worked in blue-collar jobs for nearly fifteen years, including variously as a labourer, Zamboni driver and gardener before and after attending Malaspina College. In his late twenties, he studied with W.O. Mitchell at the Banff School of Fine Arts and attended York University. For the past twenty years, he has taught English and Liberal Studies at Seneca College as well as stints teaching Creative Writing at the Banff Centre and York University. In 2002, he was the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Writer in Residence at the Banff Centre. In the fall of 2007, he was Writer in Residence for the Richmond Hill Public Library.

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