George Bowering

George Bowering (1935-) was born in Penticton, B.C. and grew up in Oliver. At UBC, Bowering was one of the founding editors of TISH. Bowering is a prolific poet, novelist, essayist, and critic, who has written over 80 books and 35 chapbooks to date. Some of his honours include the Governor General’s Award in both poetry (1969) and fiction (1980), and the Order of Canada (2002). Bowering lives in Vancouver.


George Bowering introduces Sheila Watson.


Butchart, Megan and Morgan Ryder. “Archival Bonds: the Baird-Bowering and SoundBox Collections in Conversation.” AMP Lab blog. 6 March, 2022. Available online:

“A Celebration of the Works of George Bowering.” AMP Lab. YouTube, 2023. Available online:

“UBC Okanagan benefits from generous literary contribution: Baird and Bowering donate to special collections and humanities lab.” UBC Okanagan. 7 December, 2022. Available online:

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