David Haskins

haskins-davidDavid Haskins has published poetry and fiction in over 30 literary journals (Windsor Review, Hammered Out, Fiddlehead, Canadian Forum, Journal of Canadian Fiction), anthologies (Saving Bannister, Voices from the Niagara), and books (Canadian Children’s Annual, The Fruits of Experience, This Little Light of Mine). His earlier poems are collected in his book Reclamation (Borealis, 1980). He has won first prizes from the CBC Short Story Competition, the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara), and the Ontario Poetry Society. His work has been broadcast coast to coast and posted on several internet sites. Born in England in 1944, Haskins immigrated to Beamsville, Ontario, in 1953, and now lives in Grimsby with his wife and his 1970 MGB. He holds an Honours B. A. in English from McMaster University and an M. Ed. from University of Toronto. His teaching career spans 35 years, mostly in secondary schools, five as Department Head of English, but also in Brock University, and for Ontario Ministry of Education correspondence courses in writing and journalism. He has also written a Creative Writing text, theatre reviews for a Toronto arts newspaper, memoir pieces, and is currently preparing two books of recent poems and short stories, and a children’s fantasy novel.