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Michael Crummey

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Born in Buchans, Newfoundland, Crummey grew up there and in Wabush, Labrador, where he moved with his family in the late 1970s. He went to university with no idea what to do with his life and, to make matters worse, started writing poems in his first year. Just before graduating with a BA in English he won the Gregory Power Poetry Award. First prize was three hundred dollars (big bucks back in 1987) and it gave him the mistaken impression there was money to be made in poetry.

He published a slender collection of poems called Arguments with Gravity in 1996, followed two years later by Hard Light. 1998 also saw the publication of a collection of short stories, Flesh and Blood, and Crummey's nomination for the Journey Prize.

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Well it's been a long time coming. But I've just published a new collection of poetry with House of Anansi.

You can check out the first review here:

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“He wasn’t a religious man but a vision of what Paradise might be came to him, a windowed room afloat on an endless sea, walls packed floor to ceiling with all the books ever written or dreamed of. It was nearly enough to make giving up the world bearable.”
Michael Crummey, Galore

“From what I have seen of the world, Reverend, motherhood is a certainty, but fatherhood is a subject of debate.”
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“He was struck by the sensation she’d made it happen in some way, that his life was simply a story the old woman was making up in her head.”
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