Brian Brett

Brian Brett, former chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and a journalist for four decades, is best known as a poet, memoir writer, and fictionist. He is the author of twelve books including the poetry collection, “The Colour Of Bones In A Stream,” and the novel, “Coyote: A Mystery.” His memoir, “Uproar’s Your Only Music,” was a Globe and Mail’s Book Of The Year selection by Ronald Wright: “The most exciting Canadian book I’ve read all year. ” His best-seller, “Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life,” won numerous prizes, including the Writers’ Trust annual award for best Canadian non-fiction book. His new poems: “To Your Scattered Bodies Go” won the CBC poetry prize in 2011. A collection of poems and prose poems about an endangered watershed in the near-arctic, “The Wind River Variations” has just been released. He is currently completing the third of a trilogy of memoirs, “Tuco And The Scattershot World: A Life With Birds.”


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