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Jan 13, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: Admin
Titanium and Kryptonite to showcase The Fiddlehead volume No. 245, Autumn 2010.
Sep 7, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: Admin
"Conn's poems, then, have something of the travelogue to them, but also wild shifts in perspective, dreamscapes where we feel our feet leaving the ground."
Sep 7, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: Admin
Conn's poem "Space is a Temporal Concept" was selected to be published in Best Canadian Poems in English Anthology, 2009, Tightrope Book.
Sep 7, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: Admin
"It is Jan's biography, I believe, that makes her work completely different from anyone else's, that gives layers to her words that we can unravel."

Bio

 

Jan Conn
Born in southeastern Quebec, she received her Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Toronto. She has lived in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Guatemala, Caracas (Venezuela), Gainesville (Florida), and Burlington (Vermont). Since 2002 she has been living in western Massachusetts, conducting research on insects that transmit pathogens as a Research Scientist at the Wadsworth Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, New York State Department of Health in Albany NY. She is also Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the School of Public Health, SUNY-Albany.

 

Conn was the recipient of a travel grant from the University of Vermont (2000) and a Canada Council Senior Writing Grant (2001), both in conjunction with the Margaret Mee Project. Her book South of the Tudo Bem Cafe, Vehicule Press, 1990, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. A suite of her poems, Amazonia, won 2nd prize in the CBC literary awards for 2003. She was recently awarded the inaugural P.K. Page Founders' Award for Poetry (2006) from The Malahat Review.

Her poetry has been featured in many anthologies and journals, and broadly reviewed across Canada. She was invited to read at the Ecological Society of America meeting in August, 2005, in Montreal. A major interview was published in CV2, Winter Issue, 2008. The poem, "The Fifth Inhabitant of Mexico" from What Dante Did With Loss, Vehicule Press, 1994, is featured in the Introduction to Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline, by J.P. Collins, M.L. Crump and T.E. Lovejoy III, Oxford University Press, 2009. She is a member of both the Writers' Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets.