Barry Dempster, twice nominated for the Governor General’s Award, is the author of fourteen previous collections of poetry. His collection The Burning Alphabet won the Canadian Authors’ Association Chalmers Award for Poetry in 2005. In 2010, he was a finalist for the Ontario Premiers Award for Excellence in the Arts and in 2014 he was nominated for the Trillium Award. Disturbing the Buddha, Dempster’s fifteenth collection, is disarmingly conversational and, like the best conversations, it moves between reverence and irreverence, sincerity and irony as it grapples with love, loss, loneliness and simple lack of luck. He lives in Holland Landing, Ontario.
Events Barry Dempster was involved in
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:30PM
Join us in celebrating Brick Books’ 40th Anniversary with Barry Dempster, Naomi Guttman, Monty Reid, Nico Rogers, Sue Sinclair, Carolyn Smart and Dean Steadman.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Contributing poets to The Best Canadian Poetry 2015 read their poems from the anthology.