Currie, Robert, 1937-. ; writer

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Currie, Robert, 1937-. ; writer

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Writer Robert Currie was born in Lloydminster in 1937 and spent his teenage years in Moose Jaw, SK He attended the University of Saskatchewan earning a pharmacy degree followed by an Honours BA in English and a Bachelor of Education degree. He returned to Moose Jaw were he taught high school, and wrote. Since his poetry was first published in 1965, Currie's work has appeared in numerous literary publications and 40 anthologies. He has two short fiction collections, four poetry collections, several radio plays and a novel to his credit. His awards include three first prizes in the Saskatchewan Literary Awards, third prize for poetry in the 1980 CBC National Literary Competition, and a 1977 Ohio State Award for radio drama. In addition, Currie has been active promoting the work of others. He started a magazine of contemporary writing called Salt in 1969 and was a founding member of the Thunder Creek Publishing Co- operative (Coteau Books). His contributions to the Saskatchewan literary community were recognized in 1984 with a "Founders Award" from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. After 30 years of teaching Robert Currie retired to write full time.

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