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Stan Dragland

Stan Dragland

Canadian
Publisher: Brick Books

Stan Dragland is a Canadian novelist, poet and literary critic. A longtime professor of English literature at the University of Western Ontario, he is most noted for his 1994 critical study Floating Voice: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Literature of Treaty 9, which played a key role in the contemporary reevaluation of the legacy of poet Duncan Campbell Scott in light of his role as deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Dragland was educated at the University of Alberta and Queen’s University. While teaching at Western, he was the co-founder of the poetry publisher Brick Books and the literary magazine Brick.

His first novel, Peckertracks, was a shortlisted finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award. He won the Newfoundland and Labrador Rogers Cable Non-Fiction Award in 2005 for his memoir Apocrypha: Further Journeys, and he was a shortlisted finalist for the E. J. Pratt Poetry Award in 2007 for Stormy Weather: Foursomes.