A distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian and tireless supporter of fellow writers, the highly esteemed Bowering has authored more than eighty books, which include works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography and youth fiction. His writing has also been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Romanian.
After serving as an aerial photographer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Bowering attended the University of British Columbia where he earned a B.A. in History and an M.A. in English. He is one of the founders—along with Frank Davey, Fred Wah, Daphne Marlatt and Jamie Reid—of the avant-garde poetry and poetics magazine TISH. Bowering has taught at the University of Calgary, the University of Western Ontario and Simon Fraser University. He continues to act as a Canadian literary ambassador at international conferences and readings.
In 2002, Bowering was recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the most influential people in British Columbia.
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