Crispin Elsted

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Crispin Elsted is a Canadian poet and publisher.[1] He is the cofounder, with his wife Jan Elsted, of the book-publishing company Barbarian Press.[2] His poetry collection Climate and the Affections was a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language poetry[3] and the Gerald Lampert Award[1] in 1996.

Elsted has also performed as a Shakespearean actor in repertory theatres and has composed, arranged and performed jazz and classical music.[1]

Both Crispin and Jan Elsted are teachers and have previously taught at Meadowridge School in Maple Ridge, BC.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Poet Reads at the ACT". Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times, May 16, 2006.
  2. ^ "Okanagan College Gets Antique and Fine Press Book Exhibit". Kelowna Capital Times, March 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Finalists for 1996 Governor General's Literary Awards". Ottawa Citizen, October 18, 1996.
  4. ^ "Meadowridge Newsletter 2013".