George Amabile

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George Amabile (born 29 May 1936) is a Canadian poet who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His poetry, fiction and non-fiction have been published in Canada, the USA, Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand in over a hundred anthologies, magazines, journals and periodicals.

He has published seven books. The Presence of Fire[1] won the Canadian Authors’ Association Silver Medal for Poetry; his long poem, Dur, placed third in the CBC Literary Competition for 1991; "Popular Crime" won first prize in the Sidney Booktown International Poetry Contest in February, 2000; and he is the subject of a special issue of Prairie Fire.[2] From October 2000 to April 2001 he was Writer in Residence at the Winnipeg Public library.[3]



  1. ^ McClelland & Stewart, 1982
  2. ^ Prairie Fire Vol. 21,No. 1, May 2000
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