Gary Hyland is a poet, editor, arts activist and former lecturer for the University of Regina who lives in Moose Jaw, his birthplace, where he taught high school English for many years. He was a founding member of Coteau Books, Sage Hill Writing Experience, ArtSchool Saskatchewan, Great Plains School of the Arts, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, LiveMusicCity, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre Builders, and Moose Jaw Arts in Motion. He continues to sit be active with the last five of these.
In 1993, he was short-listed for the National Magazine Award for Poetry, and he has won numerous prizes in the Saskatchewan Writers Guild annual competitions, including major poetry manuscript awards in 1991 and 1995 and the John V. Hicks Memorial Award manuscript in 2003. The most recent of five books of poetry are White Crane Spreads Wings (Coteau, 1996) and The Work of Snow (Thistledown Press 2003)
|Remembering John Newlove|
published in the John Newlove Memorial Issue of Bywords.ca April 2004
reprinted in Moments Not Monuments: Remembering John Newlove (2004)