Thursday 5 May 2022

1 Poem by Thumbnail Ted Dyck

 I Am Those I Am


Thumbnail Ted Dyck was dropped into the short-grass prairie within sight of the South Saskatchewan River Breaks on approx. 03.09.39.

Has studied at and graduated from a number of universities: M.Ed. (U of SK 1964); M.A. (Math. Logic, U of Minn. 1973); PhD (English, U of Man. 1988). Has taught at all of the above plus Red Deer College (AB), University of Marburg (GER), Aurora College (Inuvik, NT).

At times and in places, has been writer (4 books of poetry, some 100 periodical pieces, 3 edited anthologies, 1 collection of non-fiction pieces, etc.); editor (GRAIN, TUSAYAKSAAT); scholar; mentor; businessman; professor; pseudo-hermit; instructor; brush salesman; ranch-hand; and so on.

Writes in a number of genres -- poetry, fiction, essay -- and operates a writing, editing, and publishing service called WorDoctor. Avoids all cliques, clubs, schools, groups, and cults that would have him. But has his other interests -- fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snooker, Bach and Gould, the classical guitar, cognac.

Recently directed, edited, and published Featherbooks I and II, two series of writing workshops at a federal penitentiary for Indigenous women.   Currently edits TRANSITION, a magazine for, by, and about persons with lived experience of mental illness.

Lives, writes, fishes, etc. in or near Eastend SK.

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