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Chris Banks

author image Raised in the Ontario communities of Bancroft, Sioux Lookout and Stayner, where his father served postings as a small-town police officer, Chris Banks took his BA at the University of Guelph, a Master’s in Creative Writing at Concordia and an education degree at Western. He currently works as an English and Creative Writing instructor at Bluevale Collegiate Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. His poetry has previously appeared in the Literary Review of Canada, Carousel and The Antigonish Review.


Book Cover Bonfires
978-0-88971-196-9 · 0-88971-196-8 · October 2003 · Paperback
CAD$14.95 · USD$14.95
Winner of the Canadian Authors Association Jack Chalmers Poetry Award (2004) and shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award for Poetry (2004)
Book Cover The Cold Panes of Surfaces
978-0-88971-222-5 · 0-88971-222-0 · November 2006 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
“[Banks’ work] manages to combine humour and breathlessness in a way that Canadian poetry seldom does.” —Emily Schultz, Broken Pencil