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Name  E. Blodgett

Role  Poet
E. D. Blodgett httpsolivereadingseriesfileswordpresscom200

Awards  Governor General's Award for English-language poetry
Books  Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano, Poems for a Small Park, Five‑part invention, An ark of koans, Practices of Eternity

Edward Dickinson Blodgett (born 26 February 1935) is a Canadian poet, literary critic, and translator who won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1996 for his collection Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano.



Born in Philadelphia and educated at Rutgers University, E. D. Blodgett emigrated to Canada in 1966 to work as a literature professor at the University of Alberta.

In 1999, Jacques Brault won the Governor-General's Award for Translation for 'Transfiguration (1998), a translation of Blodgett's poetry.

On July 1, 2007 E.D. Blodgett was appointed the post of Poet Laureate for the City of Edmonton, Alberta.


  • Take away the names (1975)
  • Sounding (1977)
  • Beast Gate (1980)
  • Arché/Elegies (1983)
  • Musical Offering (1986)
  • Da Capo (1990)
  • Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano (1996)
  • Apostrophes II: through you I (1998)
  • Transfiguration (1998) translation by Jacques Brault
  • Apostrophes III: Alone Upon the Earth (1999)
  • Apostrophes IV: speaking you is holiness (2000)
  • Ark of Koans (2003)
  • Apostrophes V: never born except within the other (2003)
  • Apostrophes VI: open the grass (2004)
  • Elegy (2005)
  • In the heart of the wood (2005)
  • Practices of eternity (2005)
  • A Pirouette and Gone (2006)
  • The Invisible Poem (2008)
  • Poems for a Small Park (2008)
  • Praha (2011)
  • Apostrophes VII: Sleep, You, a Tree (2011)
  • Literary Criticism and Translations

  • Configuration. Essays in the Canadian Literatures (1982)
  • D. G. Jones and his Works (1984)
  • The Love Songs of the Carmina Burana (1987) with Roy Arthur Swanson
  • Alice Munro (1988)
  • Romance of Flamenca (1995)
  • Five Part Invention: A History of Literary History in Canada (2005)
  • References

    E. D. Blodgett Wikipedia

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