George Elliott Clarke is Toronto’s Poet Laureate, and the University of Toronto’s E.J. Pratt Professor, teaching Canadian and African diasporic literature. A prolific writer, he has received many honours, including the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Medal for Poetry, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. In 2008, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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