CARL LEGGO is poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia where he has been happily researching, writing and teaching since 1990. Carl’s essays, poetry and fiction have been published in many journals. HIs most recent book is Sailing in a Concrete Boat: A Teacher’s Journey (2012), narrating fictional stories of Caleb Robinson, a teacher in a Newfoundland town, in a sequence of short fictions and poetry.
Committed to lifewriting as an innovative, creative, post-modern, collaborative process that involves ongoing review and preview in order to focus on the view that is present in the now, Carl is especially interested in how we tell the stories we tell. In all his writing, he is eager to promote living poetically as a way of being and becoming.
He has been a teacher/learner for fifty-five years. Integral to his current creative and academic life, he is a happy grandfather to three darling granddaughters with the magical names: Madeleine, Mirabelle and Gwenoviere. He reports, “They teach me daily that all my writing and living are heartfully connected to hope and joy.”