Gary Barwin PhD is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator, and the author of 17 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for both teens and children.
work has been widely performed, broadcast, anthologized and published nationally and internationally, and has been commissioned by the CBC.
latest book is Moon Baboon Canoe (poetry, Mansfield Press
is winner of the 2013 City of Hamilton Arts Award (Writing), the Hamilton Poetry Book of the Year 2011, and co-winner of 2011 Harbourfront Poetry NOW competition, the 2010 bpNichol chapbook award, and the KM Hunter Artist Award.
He has received major grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council for his work.
YA novel, Seeing Stars, was shorted listed for both the Crimewriters of Canada Arthur Ellis Award as well as the Canadian Library Association
YA Book of Year, and his
picturebook, The Magic Mustache, was chosen as a "Best Bet" by Macleans.
has given hundreds of readings and performances in Canada and internationally.
lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his
family and a fear of the family car.