James (Jim) Pollock  PhD

Professor of English


BA, York University, 1991
MA, University of Houston, 1994
PhD, University of Houston, 2001

Dr. Pollock is the author of Durable Goods (Signal Editions, 2022), winner of the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award; Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press, 2012), a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada (Porcupine’s Quill, 2012), a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. He also edited The Essential Daryl Hine (Porcupine’s Quill), which made Partisan magazine’s list of the best books of 2015. His poetry has won the Manchester Poetry Prize, the Magma Editors’ Prize, and the Guy Owen Prize from Southern Poetry Review, and has appeared in The Paris Review, AGNI, The Walrus, and many other journals.

He teaches a range of creative writing courses, including the poetry workshops Love & Other Dangerous Emotions, and The Magic of Myth & Metaphor; ethics courses, including The Art of Living, and Happiness & Authenticity; and various literature courses, including Ancient Greek and Latin Literature in translation.

Visit him online at jamespollock.org.