Edward Blodgett – Surrey Muse

sm-edwardblogett-photo(February 26, 1935 – November 15, 2018)

E.D. Blodgett was a poet, literary critic, translator and an educator. He published 26 books of poetry, of which two received the Governor General’s Award. His most recent book was titled Horizons. His publications include The Love Songs of the Carmina Burana [Latin] with Roy Arthur Swanson (Garland Publishing, 1987), The Romance of Flamenca [Old Provençal] (Garland Publishing, 1995), Five-Part Invention: A History of Literary History in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and Les Enfants des Jésuites ou le sacrifice des vierges (Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2013). Edward was a past Poet Laureate of Edmonton (2007-09), and a former Writer-in-Residence at Grant MacEwan University (2004). Edward, FRCS, was also a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta where he taught about 40 years, and held the Louis Desrochers Chair in Études canadiennes, Campus Saint-Jean (2008-10).

More about E.D. Blodgett
wikipedia.org
Contact Edward
eblodget@ualberta.ca

Edward’s last event at Surrey Muse took place on September 23, 2016 where he presented a selection of his poems as the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
september-23-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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An interdisciplinary Arts and Literature group that meets Fourth Friday of each month except December. Presents a Guest Author, a Featured Poet, and a Featured Artist/Performer. Discussions. Open Mic. Book Table. Book Signings. Free event. Donations welcome.

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