Amabile was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He earned an A.B. with honors from from Amherst College; an M.A. from the University of Minnesota; and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Connecticut.
His poetry has been published internationally in over 100 magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Poetry, Poetry Australia, and Canadian Literature. He edited seminal Manitoba literary magazines The Far Point and Northern Light.
His poem "Popular Crime" won first prize in the Sidney Booktown International Poetry Contest in February 2000; also that year, he was the subject of a special issue of Prairie Fire (21:1, May 2000).
His poetry has been anthologized in the Penguin Book of Canadian Verse.
- Blood Ties. Port Clements, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1972.
- Open Country. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1976.
- Flower and Song (in Xochitl, in Cuicatl). Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1977. ISBN 0-919594-63-8
- Ideas of Shelter. Winnipeg, MB: The Turnstone Press, 1981. ISBN 0-88801-054-0
- The Presence of Fire. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982. ISBN 0-7710-0735-3
- Four of a Kind. Winnipeg, MB: Pachyderm Press, 1994.
- Rumours of Paradise/Rumours of War. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1995. ISBN 0-7710-0736-1
- Tasting the Dark. Winnipeg, MB: Muses Company (imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing), 2001. ISBN 1-896239-77-3
- Dancing, with Mirrors. Erin, ON: The Porcupine’s Quill, 2011.
- Small Change. Vancouver, BC: Libros Libertad, 2011.
- Draque Drecc (Gideon Etorolopiaq), Iliarjuk" An Inuit Memoire. Vancouver, BC: Libros Libertad, 2007.
See also Edit
- Four poems by George Amabile (Heartland, White on White, Tivoli: The Villa D'Este, Vermeer)
- Four poems by George Amabile in the Winnipeg Review
- George Amabile at Amazon.com
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