Robert Powell

Writer, poet

Robert Powell was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, and now lives in York. He has worked for many years in the fields of writing, journalism, photography, the arts, and urbanism. Robert is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has published three collections of poetry: Harvest of Light (Stone Flower, 2007); All (Valley Press 2015); and Riverain (2018), as well as A Small Box of River (2016), a collaborative artist’s book and exhibition with Jake Attree. He was the winner of the 2012 Elmet Prize judged by Kathleen Jamie, and his poems and stories have appeared in Bridport: The Winners (2010), Dreamcatcher, Orbis, The RialtoThe North, as well as numerous Canadian journals. His most recent project is a short film & projection, The River Speaks (2017), with creative producer Ben Pugh. Robert’s poem ’The Telling’ won a commendation in the National Poetry Competition in 2018.