George Amabile has published his poetry, fiction and non-fiction in the USA, Canada, Europe, England, Wales, South America, Australia and New Zealand in over a hundred anthologies, magazines, journals and periodicals including The New Yorker, The New Yorker Book of Poems, Harper's, Poetry (Chicago), American Poetry Review, Botteghe Oscure, The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, Saturday Night,, Poetry Australia, Sur (Buenos Aires), Poetry Canada Review, and Canadian Literature. He has published twelve books. The Presence of Fire (McClelland & Stewart, 1982), won the CAA National Prize for literature; his long poem, Durée, placed third in the CBC Literary Competition for 1991; “What We Take with Us, Going Away” was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Prize in 2003 and he is the subject of a special issue of Prairie Fire, (Vol. 21, No. 1, May 2000). “Diminuendo” was awarded third prize in the Petra Kenney International Poetry Competition for 2005 and “A Raft of Lilies” won second place in the MAC national poetry contest, “Friends” (2007) ), “Snow Birds, with Twelve Pelicans” took second place and “Design, after Herakleitos” won first prize in the Writers’ Digest International Rhymed Poetry Contest (2013, 2014). His most recent publications are Small Change (Fiction, Libros Libertad, 2011), a long poem, Dancing, with Mirrors (Porcupine’s Quill, 2011), Martial Music (Signature Editions, 2016), all of which won Bressani awards, and an international crime novel, Operation Stealth Seed (Signature Editions, 2019) which won the Michael von Rooy award for genre fiction..
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