E.D. Blodgett is a poet, literary critic, translator and an educator. He has published 26 books of poetry, of which two received the Governor General’s Award. His most recent book, Horizons, will be launched later this month. 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 is a past poet laureate of Edmonton (2007-09), and a former Writer-in-Residence at Grant MacEwan University (2004).
Edward, FRCS, is 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).
At the September 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Edward will present a selection of his poems. More information about the event is here: