Brad Cran, Vancouver’s New Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Brad Cran, who was recently appointed the City of Vancouver’s Poet Laureate for 2009-2011, to raise the status of poetry in the everyday consciousness of Vancouverites. Cran’s first book of poetry, The Good Life (Nightwood Editions) was published in 2002. Cran’s book, Hope in the Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (with Gillian Jerome) was the winner of the 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award.


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