Jeff Tessier

John Terpstra


John Terpstra’s most recent work of poetry is Mischief (Gaspereau Press, 2017). An earlier work, Brilliant Falls (Gaspereau Press, 2013) was shortlisted for the League of Canadian Poets Raymond Souster Award. His latest non-fiction work is The House With the Parapet Wall (Gaspereau, 2014). His non-fiction work The Boys: Or, Waiting for the Electrician’s Daughter (Gaspereau, 2005), was short listed for both the RBC Taylor Prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-fiction. He has won the CBC Radio Literary Prize for Poetry, the Bressani Prize, and several Arts Hamilton Book Awards for both poetry and non-fiction. John lives in Hamilton, where he works as a writer and carpenter.

Festival Years: 1998, 2000, 2006, 2012