John Steffler was the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada from 2006 to 2008. His other books of poetry include Lookout, a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize; That Night We Were Ravenous, winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize; and Helix: New and Selected Poems, winner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Poetry Prize. Steffler is also the author of the award-winning novel The Afterlife of George Cartwright. Brick Books issued a new edition of The Grey Islands in 2000 and is now presenting a newer edition in 2015 as the Brick Books Classics 2.
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.
Week 77 – The Grey Islands’ Ancestors by John Steffler
June 17, 2016
Week 58 – John Steffler presented by Laurie Brinklow
February 4, 2016
Week 11 – John Steffler presented by Douglas Walbourne-Gough
March 12, 2015
Nick Thran on Brick Books’ Classic Series and 40 Years of Publishing
November 3, 2015