Carl Leggo

Carl Leggo is a poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia where he teaches courses in writing and narrative research.

His degrees include: BA, BEd (Memorial University of Newfoundland); Certificate in Biblical Studies (Tyndale Seminary); MA, MEd (University of New Brunswick); PhD (University of Alberta). His poetry and fiction and scholarly essays have been published in many journals in North America and around the world. He is the author of two collections of poems, titled Growing Up Perpendicular on the Side of a Hill and View from My Mother’s House (both published by Killick Press, St. John’s), as well as a book about reading and teaching poetry, titled Teaching to Wonder: Responding to Poetry in the Secondary Classroom (Pacific Educational Press, Vancouver). After more than sixteen years on the Pacific coast of Canada, he still longs for the Atlantic coast, and Newfoundland which will always be home.