Steven Artelle lives in Ottawa, where he works at Library and Archives Canada. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Western Ontario. In 2013 AngelHousePress published his chapbook four hundred rabbits, an excerpt from a work in progress. Metropantheon is his first collection of poetry.
Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Steven Artelle author of Metropantheon has just been shortlisted for the 2014 Archibald Lampman Award for an outstanding book of poetry by a National Capital author. Judges remarked on the book’s exuberance and imaginative scope, noted its political stance and striking imagery, and sprinted to keep up with its headlong streetwise pace. Able to present completely different but utterly compelling scenes as points of departure for larger mediations on art, politics, history, and contemporary culture, this is a powerful book by a gifted poet.