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Profession: Writer, Editor

Years Experience: 29

Biography: Todd Swift is one of the leading Canadian poet-editors of his generation (those under 45). He is the author of four critically-acclaimed collections of poetry: 'Budavox,' 'Cafe Alibi,' 'Rue du Regard' and 'Winter Tennis.' He is the editor of seven international poetry anthologies, including 'Poetry Nation,' '100 Poets Against The War,' and 'Future Welcome.' In 2005 he edited a special section, 'The New Canadian Poetry,' for New American Writing. He is poetry editor of 'Nthposition.' His poems and reviews have appeared widely in journals including 'Agenda,' 'Books in Canada,' 'The Cimarron Review,' 'The Globe and Mail,' 'The Guardian,' 'Jacket,' and 'Poetry Review.' He is Core Tutor with The Poetry School. He has been Oxfam Great Britain's Poet-in-residence since 2004. Al Alvarez has written of his latest collection that it is 'sophisticated, ingenious, often moving and always blessedly, unashamedly elitist.'

Education: Concordia University.

Spoken Languages: English, French

Source: www.toddswift.com

Todd Swift

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