Ken Babstock won Canada's inaugural Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize in 2014 for a body of work in mid-career. His fourth collection, Methodist Hatchet (Anansi, 2011), won the Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry. His previous collections include Mean (1999), winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People's Poet Award, Days into Flatspin (2001), winner of a K. M. Hunter Award, Airstream Land Yacht (2006), winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and On Malice, written while in Berlin as one of daad's International Artist Residents and published in 2014 by Coach House Books to wide critical acclaim. His poems have been anthologized in Canada, the UK, the US, and Ireland, and translated into Dutch, German, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, and French. Ken Babstock was born in Newfoundland and lives in Toronto with his son.

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