Patrick Friesen

British Columbia

Patrick Friesen has published more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently Jumping in the Asylum, currently shortlisted for the ReLit poetry award. He is also the author of a volume of essays about the Danish poets Niels Hav, Ulrikka Gernes and Klaus Høeck. Friesen was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for A Broken Bowl, received the Manitoba Book Award for Blasphemer’s Wheel and has twice been shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in British Columbia. His new collection of poetry is A Dark Boat.