George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke was born in the Black Loyalist community of Windsor Plains, Nova Scotia, and raised in Halifax. His poetry is written in a lyrical style, frequently alluding to religious, Black Loyalist heritage. In 1991, he won the Archibald Lampman Award for poetry and in 1998, he was the first recipient of the prestigious Portia White Prize. Clarke’s work has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. He is the author of the books Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues &...See more