Name:                        KEITH GAREBIAN


M.A. (Thesis: “The Significance of Extravagance, Mediocrity, and Fire in Hamlet”) (Sir George Williams University), 1971

Ph. D. (Thesis: “ ‘The Spirit of Place’ in R.K. Narayan and V.S. Naipaul”) (Queen’s University), 1973

Experience:                Discussion Leader and Lecturer, Thomas More Institute, 1969–70;
1974 (Bilingual Theatre)

Guest Lecturer, Thomas More Institute, 1981; 1987 (Modern Theatre; Clark Blaise, R.K. Narayan, and V.S. Naipaul)

Language Test Consultant, Department of Education, Quebec, 1973–74; 1974–75

Assistant Professor, McGill University, Summer 1974 (Canadian and Commonwealth Literature)

Instructor, Concordia University, 1975–76; Summer 1976; 1976–77; 1981 (Canadian and Commonwealth Literature; Modern Culture and Criticism)

Instructor, Dawson College, 1976; Summer 1977 (Commonwealth Literature)

Instructor, Humber College, 1983 (Communications)

Instructor, Centennial College, 1987–88 (Communications)

Instructor, Trent University, 1990–91; 1995 (Modern Drama; Canadian Prose; Modern Irish Drama)

Judge for the English entries in the annual Grand Prix de la Ville de Montreal, 1978

Member, Toronto Drama Bench, 1979–88

Board of Directors, Canadian Theatre Critics Association, 1981

Co‑Organizer of the Fall Conference, CTCA, Montreal, 1982

Script reader/assessor for Marion Andre, Theatre Plus 1983–84; Toronto Free Theatre, 1983

Critic-at-Large, Mississauga Library System, 2000–03, author of Off The Shelf (book reviews) and Spotlight  (theatre reviews),

Critic of theatre, dance, opera, and books at, 2003–

Judge, Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Contest, 2004

Judge, Dan Sullivan Memorial Award, Durham Valley Writers’ Group Poetry Contest, 2005

Judge, Free Verse Category, Ontario Poetry Society Poetry Contest, 2005

Consulting biographer, Norflicks/CBC film biography of William Hutt (Joel Gordon, Producer/Director), 2005

Second Round Judge, Postcard Story Competition,The Writers' Union of Canada, 2006

Judge (with Aritha van Herk and Su Croll), City of Edmonton Book Award, 2010

Judge (with Renee Abram, Shane Book, Matthew Henderson, and Ania Szado), Ontario Arts Council,

   Works in Progress Grant, February 2013 competition

Delegate, The Fifth Conference of Writers of Armenian Origin Composing in Other Languages

   ("Globalization and National Identity"), Tsaghkadzor and Yerevan, Armenia, July 11-15, 2013

Judge (with Pearl Pirie and Carl Leggo), Gerald Lampert Award, Ontario Arts Council, 2013

Delegate, Literary Forum: Chinese Ethnic Minority Writers & North American Counterparts

   ("Our Quilts: One World,Same Dream"), Renison University College, University of Waterloo, April 23-24, 2014

Judge (with Michael O'Brien and Mishka Lavigne), Ontario Arts Council, Playwright Residency, April 2014 competition

Judge, The Saving Bannister Anthology Poetry Competition (CAA-Niagara Branch), 2016



Runner‑up, Nathan Cohen Award for Outstanding Theatre Criticism in Canada, 1982 (Judge: Ronald Bryden)

Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve Grant, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2008

CUEW Research Grant, Trent University, 1990–91; 1995

Mississauga Arts Award, Established Literary, 2000

Honourable Mention, Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Contest, 2001. “To An Oriental Lover.” (Judge: Robert Priest)

First Runner‑up, Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Contest, 2002. “Venice Beach (2).” (Judge: Margaret Christakos)

First Prize for free verse, The Ontario Poetry Society Annual Contest, 2002. “Ezra Pound.” (Judge: Joan McGuire)

Runner-up, RSVP Poetry Contest, Outlooks, 2003. “Photograph Of The Future.” (Judges: John Barton, Norm Sacuta, and Nancy Jo Cullen)

Top Prize, Lakeshore Arts & Scarborough Arts Council, Windows on Words Poetry Contest, 2003. “Photograph Of The Future.” (Judge: Barry Dempster)

Honourable Mention, Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Contest, Windows on Words, 2003. “Ezra Pound.” (Judge: Barry Dempster)

First Prize, Haiku, Ontario Poetry Society, 2003. “Yemen at noon.” (Judge: Peggy Fletcher)

Second Prize, Queen’s Alumni Review, Well-Versed Poetry Contest, 2004 “Scarecrow.” (Judges: David Helwig, Cyril Dabydeen, Heather Grace Stewart)

Fourth Prize, Ontario Poetry Society Contest, 2005 “Japanese Garden.” (Judge: Kate Marshall Flaherty)

Longlisted, 2005 ReLit Award for Poetry (Frida: Paint Me As A Volcano)

Honourable Mention, Scarborough Arts Council, Full Circle Poetry Contest, 2006 “Flowering Perennial.” (Judge: Dwayne Morgan)

Third Prize, Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Contest, 2006 “Elegy For Derek Jarman.”

Finalist, Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Contest, 2007 “Family Viewing.” (Judges: Maureen Hynes, Phil Hall, a. rawlings)

Second Prize, Queen’s Alumni Review, Well-Versed Poetry Contest, 2008 “Family Viewing.” (Judges: Cyril Dabydeen, Heather Grace Stewart, Carolyn Smart)

Mississauga Arts Award (Established Literary) 2008

Honourable Mention, Ascent Aspirations Magazine Erotica Issue, Anthology Six (Fall 2008). “Dracula Shares His Secret.”

First Prize, CAA (Niagara Branch) Poetry Contest, 2009.    “Dikranagerd.” (Judge: Cornelia Hoogland)

Naji Naaman Literary Honour Prize (Lebanon), 2009

Poem of the Month (November), selected by Parliamentary Poet Laureate (“Elegy for William Saroyan”)

Works In Progress Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 2008

A winner in the 2010 Dektet Series Poetry Contest, Frontenac    House, Calgary. (Jurors: George Elliott Clarke, bill bissett, Alice Major)

Long-listed, Re-Lit Award for Poetry (Children of Ararat), 2011

Ontario Arts Council Works In Progress Grant, 2011

Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant, 2011  

Cited in Contemporary Authors, Vol. 29

Cited in the International Who’s Who of Writers, 1991.

Cited in Canadian Who’s Who, 1991–current

Armenian Year of the Book Award, St. Mary's Apostolic Church, Scarborough, 2012

Mississauga Arts Award (Established Literary) 2013

Honourable Mention, William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, 2013 "Clouds 1." (Judge: Allan Briesmaster)

William Saroyan Medal, Ministry of Diaspora, Armenia, 2013

Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant, 2013

Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant, 2014

Canada Council Senior Arts Grant for Creative Writing, 2014

Third Prize, William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, 2014 "White Flower." (Judge: Allan Briesmaster)

Third Prize, CAA (Niagara Branch) Poetry Contest, 2014. "Hands." (Judge: Laurie Smith)

First Prize, Surrey International Writers Conference Poetry Contest, 2014. "Armenian Elegy." (Judge: Bernice Lever)

Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant, 2015 (Cormorant)

Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant, 2015 (Quattro)

Shorlisted, Freefall magazine Poetry Award, 2014. "Old Griefs." (Judge: John Vigna)

Shortlisted, Gwendolyn MacEwen-Exile Poetry Award for Best Single Poem from a Suite,
2015. "A True Portrait of Talaat Pasha." (Judge: Sean Virgo)

Shortlisted, GritLit Poetry Award, Hamilton, 2015. "The Walls of Diyarbekir."


Public Readings:      Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, 2001

Mississauga Public Library, 2001; 2002

Hamazkayin Cultural Centre, Scarborough, 2001

The Idler Pub, 2001

The Ontario Poetry Society, Victory Café, 2002

Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, April 15, 2003

Dora Keogh Pub, Exile editions, October 14, 2003

Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, April 13, 2004

Scarborough Arts Council, April 26, 2004

Art Bar reading, Victory Café, July 13, 2004

Writers Workshop, University of Toronto at Mississauga, November 1, 2004

Victory Café, Launch of Frida: Paint Me As A Volcano, November 4, 2004

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Launch of Witness: Anthology of Poetry, November 7, 2004

Ryerson Live Poets Society, November 16, 2004

Oakville Poetry Café, Oakville Central Library, November 20, 2005

Art Bar Series, Victory Café, August 8, 2006

Presentation of Frida Kahlo poems for Word Stage, Cervejaria Restaurant, Toronto, September 14, 2006 Presented by Jennifer Dale

St. Catharines Public Library, CAA (Niagara Branch), October 13, 2007

Poetry performance for “We Are What We Have Been Waiting For” fund-raiser for PWA and Buddies In Bad Times Theatre at the Museum for New New Painting, October 15, 2007

Featured reader, St. Catharines Public Library, April 23, 2008

Reading at Launch for Blue, Theatrebooks, Toronto, April 30, 2008

Featured reader, Art Bar Series, Toronto, May 6, 2008

Featured reader, Streetsville Arts Festival, May 24, 2008

Featured reader, IV Lounge, Toronto, June 20, 2008

Book Signing and reading, Mississauga Book Fair, Living   Arts Centre, Mississauga, September 7, 2008

Featured reader, LitLive, Hamilton, September 7, 2008

Featured reader, Proust and Company, Toronto, April 4, 2009

Reading at Mississauga Book Fair, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, September 13, 2009

Armenian Community Centre, Hallcrown Place, March 21, 2010

Stanley A, Milner Library Theatre, Edmonton, April 27, 2010

Calgary International Spoken Word Festival, John Dutton Theatre, Calgary, April 28-29, 2010

Amnesty International Fund Raiser, Streetsville, May 9, 2010

Proust and Company, Glad Day Books, Toronto, June 12, 2010

Art Bar Series, Clinton’s, Toronto, June 22, 2010

Hot Sauced Words, Black Swan Tavern, Toronto, September 16, 2010

Dektet Toronto Launch, Revival, Toronto, September 22, 2010

Oakville Poetry Café, Moonshine Café, Oakville, October 17, 2010

LitLive, Sky Dragon Centre, Hamilton, November 7, 2010

The Lyrical Goddess Celebration, Gallery 169, Stratford, April 3, 2011

Art Bar (Paupers Pub), Toronto, July 24, 2012

5th Conference for Diaspora Armenian Writers, Writers' House, Tsagkhadzor, Armenia, July 12, 2013

Pivot Reading Series, Press Club, Toronto, October 2, 2013

Diaspora Dialogues, 905 Road Show, Guilty Dog Coffee House, Mississauga, Host and reader, March 26, 2014

Diaspora Dialogues, 905 Road Show, Covernotes, Newmarket, March 27, 2014

Quattro Launch, The Supermarket, Toronto, April 7, 2015

Rise Up, Rise Above, Studio 89, Mississauga, April 12, 2015

Art Bar, Black Swan Tavern, Toronto, May 9, 2015

Guernica Launch, The Supermarket, Toronto, June 7, 2015

Quattro Launch, Pressed Pub, Ottawa, June 14, 2015

Cobourg Poetry Workshop, Cobourg, Ontario, June 18, 2015

St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, Oakville, September 20, 2015

Plasticine Poetry Series, Toronto, September 20, 2015

Word on the Street, Harbourfront,Toronto, September 27, 2015

"Remembering Through Poetry," Arta Gallery, Toronto, September 27, 2015

"Hyphens and Hybrids" Panel Discussion, Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto, October 17, 2015

The Naked Heart Festival, David's Tea, Toronto, October 17, 2015

Radio Interview with Nancy Jane Bullis, "Howl!" CIUT-FM, Hart House, November 24, 2015

Public Addresses:   “Letters To Bless The Eyes.” Hamazkayin Cultural Interviews Centre, Scarborough, February 23, 2003
“Cultivating Intergenerational Relations: Exploring the Heart of Adulthood.” Thomas More Institute Convocation, Montreal, June 10, 2003
Panelist, “The Canadian Players 1961 Arctic King Lear.” Sponsored by Theatre Museum Canada and George Brown Theatre School. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, November 9, 2007
“On Being an Armenian Who Writes Only in English.” St. Mary's Apostolic Church, Scarborough, April 3, 2012
“Traumatic Encounters in The Sandcastle Girls,” Armenian Cultural Centre, Toronto, October 22, 2012

Radio Broadcast:        “Aural Tapestry.” Chris Chambers with Keith Garebian and Peter Jelavich on German Cabaret and The Making of ‘Cabaret.’   Radio Netherlands, June 18, 2002
Interview for Literary Press Group, Book Expo, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, June 27, 2005
“Howl,” CIUT, Hart House, Toronto, August 10, 2010
Television Broadcast: “Humanism and the Arts” on Vision TV, Dec. 12, 2011


Publications:              Hugh Hood. Boston: Twayne, 1983.

Hugh Hood and His Works. Toronto: ECW Press, 1985.

William Hutt: A Theatre Portrait. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1988.

Leon Rooke and His Works. Toronto: ECW Press, 1989.

A Well-Bred Muse: Selected Theatre Writings 19781988. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1991.

George Bernard Shaw and Christopher Newton: Explorations of Shavian Theatre. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1993.

The Making of ‘My Fair Lady’. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993.
2nd printing. Mosaic Press, 1998. Third printing, 2004. Rights sold to Firefly Book Club, Doubleday Book Club, Reynolds & Hearn.

The Making of ‘Gypsy’. Toronto: ECW Press, 1994.
2nd printing. Mosaic Press, 1998. Third printing, 2004. Rights sold to Firefly Book Club, Doubleday Book Club, Reynolds & Hearn

The Making of ‘West Side Story’. Toronto: ECW Press, 1995.
2nd  printing. Mosaic Press, 1998. Third printing, 2004. Rights sold to Firefly Book Club, Doubleday Book Club, Reynolds & Hearn

The Making of ‘Cabaret’. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1999. Second printing, 2004. Rights sold to Firefly Book Club, Doubleday Book Club, Reynolds & Hearn

Pain: Journeys Around My Parents. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 2000.

The Making of ‘Guys and Dolls’. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 2002. Second printing, 2004. Rights sold to Firefly Book Club, Doubleday Book Club, Reynolds & Hearn.

Reservoir of Ancestors. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 2003.

Samson’s Hair and other Satiric Fantasies. Toronto: Micro Prose, 2004.

Frida: Paint Me As A Volcano/Frida: Un Volcan de Souffrance. Ottawa: Buschek Books, 2004.

Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems. Winnipeg: Signature Editions, 2008.

Children of Ararat. Calgary: Frontenac House, 2010.

The Making of ‘Cabaret’ (New Revised Edition), New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Moon on Wild Grasses. Toronto: Guernica, 2013.

Accidental Genius. Toronto: Guernica, 2015.

Georgia and Alfred. Toronto: Quattro, 2015.

Immortal Shadow: The Life of William Hutt. Work in Progress.

My Fair Lady. London: Routledge, 2016.

Poetry Is Blood. Toronto: Guernica, 2018.


(Editor)                     William Hutt: Masks and Faces. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1995.
In The Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci by Jeffrey Round. Toronto: Tightrope Books, 2014. (Shortlisted Lambda Award for Poetry)

Parts of Books:          The Question As Commitment: A Symposium. Thomas More Institute Papers/77 Montreal: Perry Printing, 1979.

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature. ed. William Toye. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1983.

The Montreal Storytellers. ed. J.R. (Tim) Struthers Montreal:  Vehicule Press, 1985.

Beacham’s Popular Fiction in America. ed. Walton Beacham Washington, D.C.: Beacham Publishing, 1986.

Dictionary of Literary Biography: Canadian Writers Since 1960. (First Series), ed. W.H. New. Detroit, Michigan: Gale, 1986.

The Bumper Book. ed. John Metcalf. Toronto: ECW Press, 1986.

Popular World Fiction 1900‑Present. ed. W. Beacham and S. Niemeyer.

Carry On Bumping. ed. John Metcalf. Toronto: ECW Press, 1988.

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre. ed. E. Benson and L. Conolly. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Magill’s Masterplots II: Drama. California: Salem Press, 1990.

Magill’s Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction. California: Salem Press, 1991.

Das englisch-kanadische Drama. ed. Albert Reiner Glaap Dusseldorf: Schwann, 1992.

Raging Like A Fire: A Celebration of Irving Layton. ed. Henry Beissel and Joy Bennett Montreal: Vehicule, 1993.

Great Events from History II: Arts and Culture. California: Salem Press, 1993. (Fokine’s Les Sylphides)

On-Stage and Off-Stage: English Canadian Drama in Discourse. ed. Albert Reiner Glaap with Rolf Althof. St. John’s, NF: Breakwater, 1996.

Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America. California: Salem Press, 1998. (The Long Walk Home)

Magill’s Encyclopedia of Propaganda. California: Salem Press, 1998. (John Buchan)

Ready Reference: Family Life. California: Salem Press, 1998 (Male circumcision; Jerome Bruner; Arnold L. Gesell)

Biographical Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century World Leaders. California: Salem Press, 1999. (Robert Laird Borden; Jeanne Sauve; Joseph R. Smallwood; W.A.C. Bennett; Vincent Massey; Mahatma Gandhi)

Magill’s Medical Guide: Pediatrics. California: Salem Press,1999. (Frostbite; Masturbation; Testicular Torsion; Warts; Strawberry Hemangiomas)

Racial and Ethnic Relations in America. California: Salem Press, 1999 (Vietnamese Canadians; Refugees: Canadian Policy; African Canadians; Arab Canadians; Racial and Ethnic Jokes and Humor)

The Sixties in America. California: Salem Press, 1999 (The French Connection; John Cheever; Jane Fonda)

Encarta Yearbook, 1998, 1999. Article on Broadway.

Encyclopedia of World Geography. California: Salem Press, 2000. (Gazetteer of Southeast Asia)

Critical Survey of Long Fiction. California: Salem Press, 2000. (Gay and Lesbian Long Fiction)

World Philosophers and their Works. California: Salem Press, 2000. (An Autobiography (Gandhi), Barthes’ Mythologies; Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison)

Magill’s Guide to Military History. California: Salem Press, 2000. (Rajput Rebellion; Guam, 1944; Panipat, 1399)

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. California: Salem Press, 2001. (Lucius Apuleius; Chandragupta Maurya; Croesus; Tigranes the Great of Armenia)

Magill’s Guide to Military History. California: Salem Press, 2001. (Akbar; Chandragupta Maurya; Edward I; Edward, the Black Prince; Henry V; Louis-Joseph de Montcalm; Henri-Philippe Petain; Pyrrhus; Tigranes the Great; Charles George Gordon; Vimy Ridge)

Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Animal Life. California: Salem Press, 2001. (Cheetahs)

Great Events of the Twentieth Century. California: Salem Press, 2001. (Adrienne Clarkson Becomes Governor-General)

Nobel Prize Winners. California: Salem Press, 2002. (Derek Walcott)

“Introduction” to Inuk (a play) by Henry Beissel. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2001.

Masterplots II: Poetry Series, Rev. ed. California: SalemPress, 2002. (Audrey Lorde’s “Rooming Houses Are Old Women”)

Cyclopedia of Literary Places. California: Salem Press, 2002.(Henry IV, Part I; Measure for Measure; Merchant of Venice; Patience; Private Lives; “Tevye the Dairyman”; Twelfth Night; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Henry VIII; King John; The Lady’s Not For Burning; The Merry Wives of Windsor; A Mid-summer Night’s Dream; Timon of Athens)

Critical Survey of Drama: 2nd Rev. ed. California: Salem Press, 2003. (Charles Ludlam; Yasmina Reza)

Rocks and Rhythm (An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Poetry), ed. Lenny Everson. Toronto: Beret Days Book, 2003. (“Blue is a Hole” and “Prospero”)

Cherish Our Heritage (Recueil bilingue de poesie). ed. Katherine L. Gordon. London, On: HMS Press, 2004. (“The Lake”)

Witness: Anthology of Poetry. ed. John B. Lee. Mississauga, Serengeti Press, 2004. (“Revelations”; “Madness and Thirst”)

The Seventies in America. California: Salem Press, 2005.

Literature in Canada; Jaws (film); Mon Oncle Antoine

And no one knows the blood we share (Poems from the  Feminist Caucus), ed. Katerina Fretwell (Living Archives of the Feminist Caucus, League of Canadian Poets, 2005) (“Eve”)

Great Lives From History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801­1900. California: Salem Press, 2006. (Susanna Moodie)

Great Events From History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801­1900. California: Salem Press, 2006. (1894‑1897: Armenian Massacres)

Love The Main Course. Thornhill, ON: Beret Day Press, 2005. (“Cabanel’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ ”; “Dracula Shares His Secret”)

Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets, ed. John Barton and Billeh Nickerson. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007. (“Sapphic Interlude,” “The Life of Art in Thievery,” “Untitled Sound Poem”)

Arms Like Ladders: The Eloquent She (Poems from the Feminist Caucus), ed. Katerina Fretwell (League of Canadian Poets, 2007) (“Cabanel’s ‘The Birth of Venus’”)

The Saving Bannister (Niagara Poetry Anthology, Vol. 22) (“Thaya Whitten’s Red Horse”)

Garden Variety (An anthology of flower poems), ed. Lily Contento. (Thornhill, On: Quattro Books, 2007) (“Orchids”)

Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1941–1970, Robert F. Gorman. California: Salem Press, 2007. (On The Waterfront Wins Best Picture; Saroyan’s The Human Comedy)

Ascent Aspirations, Anthology Seven (Spring 2009). (“Teotihuacan”)

Naji Naaman’s literary prizes 2009. Maison naaman pour la culture (Lebanon). (“Death in Five Segments,”

“Teotihuacan,”   “The Last Queen of Hawaii”

The  Saving Bannister (Niagara Poetry Anthology, Vol. 24) (“Dekranagert” and “July in Diyarbekir”)

The Saving Bannister (Niagara Poetry Anthology, Vol. 25) (“Caryl in ICU” and “The Ice Storm”)

Implicate Me: Short Essays On Reading Contemporary Poems. Elana Woolf. Guernica, 2010. (“On Cabanel’s ‘The

Birth of Venus’”)

Indian Voices, ed. Jasmine Da Costa. Forty-two Bookz Galaxy. 2011. (“The Retreat”)

Crave It (Writers and Artists Do Food). Toronto: Red Claw Press, 2011. (“Okra” and “Peas”)

Seek It (Writers and Artists Do Sleep). Toronto: Red Claw Press, 2012. (“Masturbation”)

Two Letters...and Counting! ed. Rocco Galati. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2013. (“Tony Nardi's Rough Theatre”)

The Saving Bannister (Niagara Poetry Anthology, Vol. 29) Third Prize. ("Hands")

Academic Articles:   “Strategy And Theme in The Art of R.K. Narayan,” Ariel, Vol. 5, No. 4, October 1974, 70–81.

                                “Desire as Art: Leonard Cohen's The Favourite Game," Le Chien D'Or/The Golden Dog, No. 4 (November 1974), 29-34.   

                               “V.S. Naipaul’s Negative Sense of Place,” Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. X, No.1 (August 1975), 23–35.

“The Real Course of Life: The Novels of John Buell,” Canadian Literature, No. 67 (Winter 1976), 74–84.

“’The Spirit of Place’ in R.K. Narayan,” World Literature Written in English, Vol. 14, No.2 (November 1975), 291–299.

“Narayan’s Compromise In Comedy,” The Literary Half-Yearly, Vol. XVII, No.1 (January 1976), 77–92.

The Financial Expert: Kubera’s Myth in a Parable of Life and Death,” The International Fiction Review, Vol.3, No. 2, July 1976, 126–132.

Surfacing: Apocalyptic Ghost Story,” Mosaic, IX/3, Spring 1976, 1–9.

 “The Desert And The Garden: The Theme of Completeness in Voss,” Modern Fiction Studies, Winter 1976–77, Vol. 22, No. 4, 557–569. Also excerpted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 9, 563–566.

The Swing In The Garden: Hood’s Pastoral.” Paper delivered at The Commonwealth In Canada Conference. Concordia University, Montreal, October 19, 1978.

“Don Gutteridge’s Mythic Tetralogy,” Canadian Literature, No.87  (Winter 1980), 25–41.

“The Grotesque Satire of A House For Mr. Biswas,” Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 30, No.3, Autumn 1984, 487–496.

The Deflationary Structure In Metcalf’s Novellas,” The Malahat Review, No. 70, March 1985, 118–130.

“In The Aftermath of Empire: Identities In The Commonwealth Of Literature,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 68, No. 780, 25–33.


Theatre Articles:       “Why is English theatre in Quebec becoming politically irrelevant?” Performing Arts in Canada, Winter 1978, Vol.XV, No.4, 29–32.

“Alexander Hausvater’s theatre of political shock,” Performing Arts in Canada, Vol. XVII, No.1, 48–50.

“Guido Tondino: a first rate designer in a third world theatre,” Performing Arts in Canada, Vol. XVII, No. 4, 41–43.

“Production Log of Spinoza,” Performing Arts in Canada, Vol. XIX, No. 1, 47–54.

“The dramatic art of Brian Bedford: Unravelling the mystery from the text,” Performing Arts in Canada, Vol. XX, No.4, 33–38.

“The Rise and Fall of London’s Grand Theatre,” Performing Arts in Canada, Vol. XXI, No.2, 25–29.

“The Mythology of Hockey,” Canadian Forum,Vol.63, No. 727 (April 1983), 6–9.

“The Importance of Being Hockney,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 65, No. 755, 31–33.

“The Magic Craft: John Murrell’s poetic theatre,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 66, No. 759, 35–38.

“Comus Music Theatre,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 66, No. 762 (October 1986), 40–42.

“The Play’s The Thing: The Morality of Rewriting,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 66, No. 764, 24–28.

“Trying To Get Home: A Profile of Heath Lamberts,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 67, No. 768 (April 1987), 33–36.

“The Peter Moss Solution,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 67, No.770 (June/July 1987), 45–49.

“Enter Stage Centre: Can Toronto Build a National Theatre?” Canadian Forum, Vol. 67, No. 771, 24–29.

“Robin Phillips Reascendant,” Canadian Forum, Vol. 67, No. 773 (November 1987), 29–35.

“An Actor’s Impressions: 1964–1980 (Barry MacGregor),” Canadian Theatre Review, No. 30 (Spring 1981), 14–17.

“Eduard Kochergin at the Shaw,” Canadian Theatre Review, No. 61, Winter 1989, 13–18.

“The Goldby Touch,” Theatrum, April/May 1992, 8–12.

“Carver’s Web,” Theatrum, June/July/August 1992, 16–20.

“Shaw, Our Contemporary,” Theatrum, April/May 1993, 16–20.

“Casting Light on Stage Narrative,” Theatrum, Summer 1994, 13–17.

“Being God’s Fool: Heath Lamberts on Comedy,” Theatrum, Winter 1994–95, 13–17.

“Bringing Hamlet Home,” Canadian Forum, June 2000, 16–19.

“Murderous Indifference,” Literary Review of Canada, Vol.9, No. 3, April 2001, 11–14. Also posted on

“Celebrating Stratford’s Fiftieth,” Books in Canada, Vol. 31, No.7, October 2002, 18–23.

Poetry:                       the third eye, Quarry, Antigonish Review, Impulse, Inscape,
                                 Poetry (Florida), Echo, Aurora: Canadian Writing 1978, The
                                 Malahat Review, Tributaries, Surface & Symbol, The Ontario Poetry
                                Society Newsletter, Literary Review of Canada, Outlooks, Rocks and
                                Rhythm, Exile, Witness, Queen’s Alumni Review, Verse Afire, Ascent
, Humanist Perspectives, Rampike, Freefall Magazine


Book Reviews:          Canadian Literature, Books in Canada, Canadian Forum, Quill & Quire, Quarry, Modern Fiction Studies, Chimo, CACLALS Newsletter, Journal of Canadian Fiction, Scene Changes, Canadian Theatre Review, The Gazette, The Montreal Star, Montreal Calendar Magazine, The Toronto Star, Queen’s Quarterly, Maclean’s, Essays on Canadian Writing, Metropolis, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Literary Review of Canada, Surface & Symbol,
World Literature Today


Theatre Reviews

and Features:             Scene Changes, Performing Arts in Canada, Journal of Canadian Studies, Queen’s Quarterly, Canadian Forum, Theatrum, Toronto Tonight, Theatre News, Royal Alexandra Theatre house program, Stratford Festival house program, Forever Young,, Lifestyles Magazine, The Canadian Encyclopedia, Shaw Festival house program


Acting (for film):       Homeless (2006). Pastor Harris. Produced, written, and directed by Horace Chan. 15 min. 30 sec. HDV (colour)
Spy City (2007). Councillor Keith Edwards. Written by Robin Dillon. Produced and directed by Horace Chan. HDV (colour)

Numerous citations in many international books of literary criticism, theatre studies, theses, dissertations, and biographies, such as

Ernesto Acevedo-Munoz's 'West Side Story' as Cinema
Shehla Ali and Alka Gopal’s “Themes Prevalent in the Novels of V.S. Naipaul”
Misha Berson's Something's Coming, Something Good: 'West Side Story' and the American Imagination
Geoffrey Block’s Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from ‘Show Boat’ to Sondheim
   and Lloyd Webber
Kerstin Lind Bonnier’s “Furniture and Possessions in A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
Donna Bontatibus’s “Reconnecting with the Past: Personal Hauntings in Margaret Atwood’s
   The Robber Bride,” Papers on Language and Literature,
Stephen Brock’s A Travelling Colonial Architecture: Home and Nation in Selected Works by
   Patrick White, Peter Carey, Xavier Herbert and James Bardon
Robert Cooper's Musical Austrian Jewish Exiles
Susan Copoloff-Mechanic’s
Pilgrim's Progress: A Study of the Short Stories of Hugh Hood,
Sukhendu Das’s “Intercultural Dialogue: A Study of Patrick White’s Voss and A Fringe
   of Leaves
Robert D. Denham’s Poets on Painting: A Bibliography, Encyclopedia of Asian-American
Jaydipsinh Dodiya’s Perspectives in Indian English Fiction

Nancy E.L. Earle’s “Writers-in-Residence in Canada, 1965-2000”
Wayne E. Edmonstone’s Nathan Cohen: The Making of a Critic
Jason Fitzgerald’s “I Had a Dream: Rose’s Turn,” musical theatre and the star effigy
Caryl Flinn’s Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman
Marjorie Garber’s Shakespeare and Modern Culture,
Robert Gordon's The Oxford Book of Sondheim Studies
Sherill Grace’s Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock
Judith Lynn Hanna’s Gypsy: The Art of the Tease (book review)
Rachel G. Hile’s “Disability and the Characterization of Katherine in The Taming of
   the Shrew,” Disabilities Studies Quarterly
Douglas Ivison’s “A Reader’s Guide to the Intersection of Time and Space: Urban
   Specialization in Hugh Hood’s Around the MountainStudies in Canadian Literature
Deborah Jowitt’s Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance,
W. J. Keith’s A Canadian Odyssey: A Reading of Hugh Hood’s The New Age Series,
W.J. Keith’s God’s Plenty: A Study of Hugh Hood’s Short Fiction
Chhote Lal Khatri’s R.K. Narayan: Reflections and Re-Evaluation
Raymond Knapp’s The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity
Irving Layton’s Wild Gooseberries:The Selected Letters
Margaret Atwood: Vision and Form (eds. Kathryn van Spanckeren and Jan Garden Castro
Fraidie Martz and Andrew Wilson’s A Fiery Soul: The Life and Theatrical Times of John Hirsch,
Masculinities in Twentieth-and Twenty-first Century French and Francophone Literature (ed.
   Edith Biegler Vandervoort)
Derek John McGovern's Eliza Undermined: The Romanticisation of 'Pygmalion'
Gaile McGregor’s The Wacousta Syndrome

Scott McMillin's The Musical as Drama
Kavita Nandan’s “V.S.Naipaul: A Diasporic Vision,” Journal of Caribbean Literature
W.H. New’s Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada, Contemporary Writing of Atlantic Canada
Burkhard Niederhoff’s “The Return of the Dead in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing and Alias
   Grace,” Connotations (A Journal for Critical Debate)
Violet Mary Penistan’s A Short History of the Canadian Players: 1954-1966,
Mohit Kumar Ray’s V.S. Naipaul: Critical Essays, Vol. 3,
Rachel Lee Rubin and Jeffrey Paul Melnick’s Immigration and American Popular Culture: An
Julie Sanders’s Shakespeare and Music: Afterlives and Borrowings,
Krishna Sen’s Critical Essays on R.K. Narayan’s ‘The Guide,’
Larry Stempel’s Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theatre,
Neil Sutherland’s History of Canadian Childhood and Youth: A Bibliography
Brian Trehearne’s Canadian Poetry 1920 to 1960,
Brian Uzzi and Jarrett Spiro’s Collaboration and Creativity: The Small World Problem
Amanda Vail’s Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins,
Elizabeth Wells’s West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical,
Stacy Wolff’s A Problem Like Maria,
Megan Bollander Woller’s A Place for ‘West Side Story’ (1961): Gender, Race, and Tragedy in
   Hollywood’s Adaptation,
Carolyn Quinn's Mama Rose's Turn

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