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Keith Garebian: Recipient of Canada Council Senior Arts Grant and William H. Drummond Poetry Contest Third Prize

Keith GarebianThis spring, poet, critic and biographer Keith Garebian was awarded both the Canada Council Senior Arts Grant and the Third Prize for the William H. Drummond Poetry Contest.

The grant Garebian received from the Canada Council of the Arts will help him complete his biography of Canadian acting legend William Hutt. Hutt, who died in 2007, was one of the greatest classical actors of his time. He spent much of his career working at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival where, among many unforgettable performances in over 100 plays, he assumed the iconic roles of King Lear, Prospero, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, Falstaff, and Macbeth. Other biographies by Garebian include Hugh Hood (Twayne, 1983) and Leon Rooke and His Works (ECW Press, 1989).

In addition to the Canada Council Senior Arts Grant, Keith Garebian was also awarded Third Prize in the annual William H. Drummond Poetry Contest, adjudicated by Allan Briesmaster. The prize-winning poem is from his poetry manuscript, Georgia and Alfred.

Keith Garebian is also the recipient of the Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Award (2010), the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) Poetry Award (2009), the Mississauga Arts Award (2000, 2008 and 2013), a Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Award (2006), the Lakeshore Arts/Scarborough Arts Council Award for Poetry (2003), and an Ontario Poetry Society Award for Haiku (2003). His latest book of poetry, Moon on Wild Grasses, was published by Guernica Editions in 2013.

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