Glen Downie


Glen Downie has published half a dozen books of poetry and in 2008 was awarded the Toronto Book Award for his collection Loyalty Management. His work has appeared in the secondary school textbook Inside Poetry, as well as in many anthologies and journals. Formerly a social worker in cancer care, he served a term as writer-in-residence at Dalhousie University’s Medical Humanities Program before returning to a life of anonymity in Toronto as an at-home father.

Books by this author

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    Local News

    April 2011
    80 pages | ISBN 978-1-894987-52-3

    From the front porch to Toys "R" Us, Glen Downie playfully, and poetically, reveals the world we live in.

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    Loyalty Management

    April 2007
    120 pages | ISBN 978-1-894987-16-5

    Downie’s polished poems reveal hard truths as well as moments of tenderness and wonder.

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