Brad Cran

British Columbia
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Linda Solomon

Brad Cran is a poet, essayist and photographer and a long-time contributing editor at Geist magazine. Since establishing Smoking Lung Press in 1996, Cran has given dozens of BC poets their first publication. He edited the anthologies Hammer & Tongs and Why I Sing the Blues (with Jan Zwicky) and his collection of poetry, The Good Life, was selected by The Vancouver Sun as the one book of poetry people should read that year. In 2009, Cran and his wife Gillian Jerome were nominated for the BC Book Prizes’ Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for Hope in Shadows, which won the City of Vancouver Book Award.