Chris Banks

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About me

Industry Education
Location Waterloo, ON, Canada
Introduction Raised in the Ontario communities of Bancroft, Sioux Lookout and Stayner, Chris Banks took his BA at the University of Guelph, a Master’s in Creative Writing at Concordia and an education degree at Western. His first book, Bonfires, received the 2004 Jack Chalmers Award for Poetry and was also shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. His most recent book The Cloud Versus Grand Unification Theory will be published in the Fall of 2017 by ECW Press. Banks lives in Waterloo. Contact him at: or go to his website
Favorite Books Philip Levine, Larry Levis, Dave Smith, Al Purdy, Hayden Carruth, Robert Hass, W.S. Merwin, A.F. Moritz, Cesare Pavese. Stephen Dobyns, Jim Harrison, Tim Bowling, Mark Strand, Russell Thornton, Donald Hall, W.S. Piero.