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Sandra Djwa

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The distinguished biographer Sandra Djwa discusses her critically acclaimed biography Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013), with Joseph Planta.

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Journey with No Maps is the critically acclaimed biography of P.K. Page, the Canadian poet and fine artist. It was published last year, and it was recently announced a finalist for the upcoming Governor General Literary Award for Non-Fiction. It was also a finalist for the 2013 Charles Taylor Prize. The book’s author Sandra Djwa joins me now to talk about this book, as well as P.K. Page. Page’s impact on Canadian poetry and art made her one of the most influential, and beloved figures in Canadian arts and letters. Sandra Djwa is a biographer and critic, having published acclaimed biographies of F.R. Scott and Roy Daniells. She is professor emerita in the department of English at Simon Fraser University. She first met Page in 1970, and was asked by Page to write her biography. The book is published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Sandra Djwa; Professor Djwa, good morning.