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"Sandra Djwa's brilliant, compellingly detailed biography of P.K. Page is a fitting tribute to one of our greatest poets. Djwa captures Page as a complex, original, and dazzling artist of international stature, and in the process, offers an illuminating portrait of Canadian cultural life in the latter half of the twentieth century." Rosemary Sullivan, author of Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille

"Sandra Djwa has written a foundational biography of P.K. Page as artist and poet on which all further work on Page must draw. She conveys the extraordinary range of Page's generous engagement with the world, and finds her way to the core of P.K.'s passion for art and friendship - her absolute faith in love." Marilyn Bowering, author of Soul Mouth

“Djwa’s careful prose and chronological rigour are matched by her analysis (…) Page unquestionably deserves a full critical biography such as this.” George Fetherling

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Sandra Djwa is professor emeritus of English at Simon Fraser University, and the prize-winning author of The Politics of the Imagination: A Life of F.R. Scott and Professing English: A Life of Roy Daniells.

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Sandra Djwa is a Canadian writer, critic and cultural biographer. She taught Canadian literature in the English department at Simon Fraser University. She was part of a 70s movement to establish the study of Canadian literature and was editor of Poetry, "Letters in Canada" for the University of Toronto Quarterly .

She is best known for articles on Canadian poets like Margaret Atwood and for her biographies of distinguished Canadians including F.R. Scott, and Roy Daniells. An upcoming biography of the poet PK Page," Journey With No Maps", is to be released in 2012. Djwa's biography of Scott was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Prize in 1988. In 2002, the biography of Roy Daniells was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold medal for literature from the Royal Society of Canada.

She has also edited and introduced other books, including the memoirs of Carl F. Klinck, first editor of "The Literary History of Canada". In 1981 she was awarded a Killam Senior Fellowship, in 1994 elected to the Royal Society of Canada, and in 1999 the Trimark Award for Mentoring. In 2002, Djwa was awarded an honorary degree from Memorial University, Newfoundland. She is now a general editor of the "Collected Works of P.K. Page".