Victor Enns was born in Winnipeg in 1955 and raised in southern Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1979 with a History/English major including the advanced creative writing workshop with Robert Kroetsch which led to the publication of his first poetry collection, Jimmy Bang Poems (Turnstone 1979). A founding Board member of the Manitoba Writer’s Guild, he was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild from 1982 – 1988 and founder of Windscript magazine featuring the literary and visual art of Saskatchewan high school students. Correct in this Culture (5th House) was published in 1985. He spent the next 20 years in arts administration and raising a family taking time out to found Rhubarb magazine, a literary and visual arts magazine for writers and artists of Mennonite descent in 1998, returning as executive editor in 2012. His most recent collection, boy was published by Hagios Press in Regina in 2012 also publishers of Lucky Man, (2005) nominated for the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year Award. He lives in Winnipeg and works as Publishing & Arts Consultant for Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism.
boy, Hagios Press, Regina SK 2012
Lucky Man, Hagios Press, Regina, SK 2005.
Correct in this Culture. Saskatoon, SK: Fifth House, 1985.
Jimmy Bang Poems. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press, 1979.
League of Canadian Poets (Board member)
The Writers Union of Canada
The Mennonite Literary Society (President)
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