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John Weier Biography | Poet

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John Weier is a Canadian poet born Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1949. Formerly the President of the League of Canadian Poets, he has published five collections of poetry as well as a number of works of fiction and non-fiction. He was recently the Writer-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library, owns his own chapbook company, and also works as a professional luthier. In 2004 his book "Stand the Sacred Tree: Journeys in Place and Memory" was shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.