Chris Banks (poet)

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Chris Banks (born 1970) is a Canadian poet.


Banks' childhood was spent in the small Ontario towns of Stayner, Sioux Lookout, and Bancroft, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph, before moving on to complete a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from Concordia University and later a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. Banks later began teaching at Bluevale Collegiate Institute in Waterloo, Ontario.


Banks' works include a chapbook, Form Letters (2002), his first full-length collection, Bonfires, was awarded the Jack Chalmers Award for poetry by the Canadian Authors' Association in 2004. Bonfires was also a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada, his most recent collection of poems Midlife Action Figure will be published by ECW Press in the fall of 2019. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario, where he writes, and teaches at Bluevale Collegiate Institute.

Awards and recognition[edit]


  • 2002: "Form Letters", Junction Books (chapbook)
  • 2003: "Bonfires", Nightwood Editions
  • 2006: "Sparrows and Arrows", Bilbioasis (chapbook)
  • 2006: "The Cold Panes of Surfaces", Nightwood Editions
  • 2011: "Winter Cranes", ECW Press
  • 2015: "Invaders", Anstruther Press, (chapbook)
  • 2017: "The Cloud Versus Grand Unification Theory", ECW Press
  • 2019" "MidLife Action Figure", ECW Press, (forthcoming)

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