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Ian Thomas

July 13th, 2023

With an MSc in biological sciences, Ian Thomas works for the non-profit Ancient Forest Alliance, but he also writes poetry. Thomas won the 2023 Raven Chapbooks Poetry Contest for his debut collection Green Islands: Poems from the Great Bear Rainforest (Raven Chapbooks $22.95) to be launched September 22. Publicity for the award compares Thomas’ poetry to the British poet Ted Hughes’ collection River (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), adding that Thomas’ language is “sinuous and surprising” and that it isn’t “imposed on the landscape but rather seems to rise from it like a blessing.” Raven Chapbooks launched its annual poetry contest in 2020, which is open to emerging and established poets in BC.

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