Monty Reid
English Local

Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan but has lived in Ottawa for 25 years, working for many years as Director of Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Nature.  He has published 13 books, beginning with Karst Means Stone (NeWest Press, 1979) and most recently Garden (Chaudiere, 2014) and Meditatio Placentae (Brick, 2016). His chapbooks have been published by micropresses in France, Japan, the UK and Canada. His work has won National Magazine Awards, the Lampman Award, and Alberta’s Stephansson Award for Poetry (3 times). He has been short-listed for a Governor-General’s Award on three occasions. After his museum career, he became the managing editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. A founding member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, he also helped to establish VerseFest, where he served as Director for many years.

Photo credit: Pearl Pirie

Previously Appeared

Thursday Mar 21 2024 • 7:00 PM Eastern

Opening Night - Session 1
Avant-Garde Bar

Sunday Nov 21 2021 • 7:00 PM Eastern

VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour Reception
Knox Church + streamed online

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