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Biographies

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Dr. Jonathan Ball writes fiction, poetry, screenplays, and criticism and teaches literature, film, and writing in Winnipeg. Visit him online at JonathanBall.com, where he writes about writing the wrong way.

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Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of the poetry books Ex Machina, Clockfire, and The Politics of Knives, the co-editor of Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Poetry, and the author of the academic monograph John Paizs’s Crime Wave. Visit him online at JonathanBall.com, where he writes about writing the wrong way.

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Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of Ex Machina, a poetry book about how machines have changed what it means to be human, Clockfire, a collection of 77 plays that would be impossible to produce, and The Politics of Knives, poems about violence, narrative, and spectatorship, and winner of a Manitoba Book Award. Jonathan also published John Paizs’s Crime Wave, an academic study of a neglected Canadian cult film classic, which was launched at the Toronto International Film Festival and also won a Manitoba Book Award. He co-edited, with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry. Jonathan has also directed short films (including Spoony B, which sold to The Comedy Network), been a section editor for The Manitoban and filling Station magazine, served as the managing editor of dANDelion magazine, and founded the literary journal Maelstrom. Visit him online at JonathanBall.com, where he writes about writing the wrong way.

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Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of Ex Machina, a poetry book about how machines have changed what it means to be human, Clockfire, a collection of 77 plays that would be impossible to produce, and The Politics of Knives, poems about violence, narrative, and spectatorship, and winner of a Manitoba Book Award. Jonathan also published John Paizs’s Crime Wave, an academic study of a neglected Canadian cult film classic, which was launched at the Toronto International Film Festival and also won a Manitoba Book Award. He co-edited, with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry. Jonathan has also directed short films (including Spoony B, which sold to The Comedy Network), been a section editor for The Manitoban and filling Station magazine, served as the managing editor of dANDelion magazine, and founded the literary journal Maelstrom. He served on the board of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and is the former short films programmer of the Gimli Film Festival, and now serves on the board of Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs. In 2014, Jonathan won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Visit him online at JonathanBall.com, where he writes about writing the wrong way, or tweet his way at @jonathanballcom.