Branko Gorjup

Branko Gorjup is editor of the Peter Paul Series of Contemporary English Canadian Poets for Longo Editore, Ravenna, a series that includes bilingual selections by Irving Layton, Gwendolyn MacEwen, P. K. Page, Al Purdy, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Margaret Avison. In addition to several anthologies of short fiction by Canadian authors, Gorjup has prepared a selection of critical essays on Leon Rooke, which will be published this spring by Exile Editions of Toronto. Presently, he teaches Canadian literature at the University “S. Pio V” in Rome.

  • April 2003 WLT For each of Leon Rooke’s nearly three hundred published stories, there are another two unpublished. Those six hundred, Rooke would say, represent the more interesting part. Rooke was born in 1934 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He and his wife, Constance, moved to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1969, before settling down in Eden Mills, Ontario, where he founded the Eden...