Jeramy Dodds was UNB’s 32nd writer-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dodds is a poet, translator, editor, and research archeologist, with a Masters degree in Medieval Icelandic Studies and an undergraduate degree in Literature and Anthropology. His poems have been translated into many languages, including Latvian, Hungarian, Finnish, French, Swedish, Icelandic, and German. He was awarded the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for young writers in 2006, and the CBC Literary Award in 2007. The next year, in 2008, he published his first collection of poetry, Crabwise to the Hounds, through Coach House Publishing. Dodds was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2009, and later won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. By the time he had taken up the position of writer-in-residence at UNB, Dodds was working as the poetry editor for Coach House Books, and his most recent book The Poetic Edda, a translation to English from Old Icelandic, had just come out. He had previously been writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City from April to June of 2010.
Dodds gave a poetry workshop in UNBSJ on March 19th. He also gave a reading on September 18th at Memorial Hall, and another on December 7th at the odd sundays event hosted by Molly's Coffee House.
UA Case 191; Section 2; Jeramy Dodds
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