David Manicom. Courtesy Oolichan Books.

David Alton Manicom (born 1960) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and diplomat.

Life[edit | edit source]

Manicom was born and raised in Ingersoll, Ontario.

He attended the University of Toronto and McGill University in Montreal.

Married with 3 children, he lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife and youngest child. He has also lived in Aylmer (Quebec), Moscow, Islamabad, Beijing, Geneva, and New Delhi.

He has contributed to numerous publications, including Rubicon, AWOL, Words Apart and Quarry.

Recognition[edit | edit source]

Manicom's collection The Burning Eaves (2003) was a finalist for the 2004 Governor General's Award for English language poetry.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Poetry[edit | edit source]

  • Sense of Season. Victoria, BC: Porcepic, 1988.
  • Theology of Swallows. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan, 1991.
  • The Older Graces. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan, 1997.
  • The Burning Eaves: Poems. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan, 2003.
  • Desert Rose, Butterfly Storm. (Lantzville, B.C.: Oolichan, 2009.

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • The School at Chartres. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan, 2005.
  • Anna's Shadow. Montreal: Vehicule (Esplanade), 2008.

Short fiction[edit | edit source]

  • Ice in Dark Water. Montreal: Vehicule, 1997.

Non-fiction[edit | edit source]

  • Words Apart: Heaney and Simmons. Dublin: Graph, 1987.
  • Progeny of Ghosts: Travels in Russia and the old empire. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan, 1998.

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Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Search results = au:David Manicom, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Nov. 30, 2014.

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