Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, and now lives in Ottawa. His books include Garden (Chaudiere), The Luskville Reductions (Brick), and CrawlSpace (Anansi). Recent chapbooks include Kissing Bug (Phafours), Moan Coach (above/ground) and Site Conditions (Apt. 9). He has won Alberta’s Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry on three occasions, the Lampman Award, National Magazine Awards, and is a three-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award. He is currently the Managing Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine and Festival Director at VerseFest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival.
Interviews & Articles
Framework: Words on the Land. 2016
Over the course of a late summer weekend in 2016, nine intrepid writers found themselves in the forest at Fieldwork. Each of them began a two-day literary journey in the company of a simple wooden frame.
Interview with Monty Reid about his poetry collection Meditatio Placentae
HOWL at CIUT 89.5 FM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Week 17 – Monty Reid presented by Bren Simmers
April 23, 2015
Five Things Literary: Ottawa, with Monty Reid
July 11, 2016
Interview with Monty Reid about Arc poetry magazine, the Small Press Fair and his poetry collection Meditatio Placentae. Hosted by Pearl Pirie on CKCU 93.1 FM.
June 16, 2016
Through the questions posed to them, many Brick Books authors have taken the time to provide insights into such things as their writing process, experience as poets, reflections on poems among many other things.
Insights from Monty Reid can be found here.