2020 VICTOR ENNS RESUME

2020 VICTOR ENNS CV        http://www.victorenns9.com

Book Publications
Love and Surgery (Radiant Press, 2019)
Afghanistan Confessions (Hagios Press, 2014)
boy (Hagios Press, 2012)
Lucky Man (Hagios Press, 2005)
Correct in this Culture (5th House Publishing, 1985)
Jimmy Bang Poems (Turnstone, 1979)

Anthology Publications

A/cross sections, New Manitoba Writing  (MWG, Winnipeg, 2007) 2 poems
2000% Cracked Wheat (Coteau, Regina, 2000), 2 poemsA Sudden Radiance (Coteau Regina, 1987), 2 poems
Draft
(Turnstone, Winnipeg, 1980), 2 poems

 

Awards

Canada Council of the Arts (CCA) $20,000 for listen here project
MAC & League of Canadian Poets Love & Surgery travel grants 2019
Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Love and Surgery, 2017
Canada Council for the Arts, Jimmy BangManitoba Arts Council Grant,
Afghanistan Confessions, 2008
Winnipeg Arts Council, Afghanistan Confessions, 2008
Nominated for McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year,
Lucky Man 2005
Patricia Blondal Residency, Lucky Man, 2004
Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Lucky Man, 2004

 

Publishing/Editing and other Relevant Experience

Rhubarb Magazine, Publisher/Editor, 1999 – 2018
Publisher, Mennonite Literary Society, 29 Mennonite Poets, 2017
9 Mennonite, Stories, 11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction, 2017
Poet-in-Residence, Gimli Klean All Laundry, 2015/2016
Artistic Director, Envoi Poetry Festival, 2015
Writer/Representative on CanCopy (currently Access Copyright), 1985
Windscript Magazine, Publisher, 1984 – 1988
President, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, 1984 – 1989
Co-founder Manitoba Writers Guild, 1981

Selected Journal & Magazine publications & broadcasts

  • 2020 “Uber Allen Gipfeln” and “The worst day of my life (so far)
    Transition Magazine forthcoming
  • 2020 “First Train” Rattle magazine (US) June
  • 2020 “Pieces of my mind” – creative essay wordgathering magazine (US)
  • 2020 “In the Time Zone” video-cast series, 1st episode July 22
  • 2016- Audio Producer, Podcasts, Rhubarb Out Loud, Publisher Rhubarb
               Dis/Ability
    Issue
    2015 – 2018 Poems from “Jimmy Bang Blues Project,” Transition Magazine
  • 2015 – “George and I listen to you complain” and “Reading Pablo Neruda,”      SubTerrain
  • 2012 – “Waiting for Dr. Hammond,” Shot Glass Journal (US)
  • 2012 – “Afghanistan Confession 117,” Cottonwood Magazine, University of Kansas
  • 2012 – Involuntary Tongue excerpt, U.K.  on-line journal SpudGun
  • 2012 – Poetry is Dead, Several “Afghanistan Confessions”
  • 2011 – “Afghanistan Confessions 10 &11” Red River Review (online, US)
  • 2011 – from boy, 2 poems, in Ph’atitude Summer Sixties special issue (POD, US)
  • 2011 – Rattle Magazine (California) 2 “Afghanistan Confessions,”
  • 2011 – “Involuntary Tongue” excerpt, U.K. online journal sein und werden
  • 2008 – Poetry in Motion, Winnipeg Transit, June (from Afghanistan Confessions)
  • 2006 – cv2; 4 poems & an interview Prairie Fire;  2 poems; dANDelion; 5          letters from “Abject Alphabet,” Grain;  5 letters from “Abject Alphabet”
  • 1990s – CBC Radio, poetry and commentaries; Winnipeg, local and national
  • 1985-1990 – Member of Correction Line workshop, performed “The Home Show” directed by dramaturge Rex Deverell

1985 – multi-disciplinary piece, my words from “Mother Tongue” portion of Correct in this Culture, choreography by Robin Potiras, Danced by New Dance Horizons, photography by Richard Gustin, remount at NDH 2015 anniversary celebrations  

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2006 – 2014    Publications & Arts Consultant           Culture Heritage & Tourism
2005                Program Consultant                           Arts Stabilization Manitoba
2001-2005       Executive Director                              Winnipeg Film Group
2000                Administrator                                      Manitoba Periodicals Association
1997 – 2000    Founder & Editor                                Rhubarb Magazine
1993 – 1997    Executive Director                              Manitoba Arts Council
1992                 Performing Arts & Touring Officer     Manitoba Arts Council
1991                  General Manager                               Rainbow Stage
1988- 1991      General Manager                               Globe Theatre (Regina)
1982 – 1986    Executive Director                              Saskatchewan Writers Guild   

 

Surgeries

1959 – Hernia
1960 – Tonsils, Adenoids removed
1969 – Hip Pinned
1970 – Appendix removed
1971 – Pins removed
2009 – Ankle fracture, plated & screwed
2012 – Left foot-bone fusion
2013 – Right foot-bone fusion,
2013 – Left hip full replacement2
2014 – Right Hip full replacement
2015 – Left Ankle fusion
2016 – Left Ankle fusion fails
2018 – Left below the knee amputation

Depression Chronology

1955- Born, predisposition to depression inherited from my father, predisposition to mania/ocd inherited from my mother
1960 – 1967 Bullied in small town
1965 – Sexually assaulted at knife-point
1969 – 3 months of pain, neglected,  surgery
1972 – Teenage Runaway, Yonge St
1974 – Teenage marriage
1976 – First Acute Depression Diagnosis
1979 –  Alcoholism, divorce, Jimmy Bang  
1982 – Second marriage
1984 – Second depressive episode
1985 – Seek treatment after diagnosis,
               sober & healthy 1986-1991
1991 – A hellish year at Rainbow Stage
1992 – Start over at Manitoba Arts Council, Executive Director  in 1993
1995 –  Son has brain tumour, removed successfully, radiation treatments
1997 – Third major depressive episode,
1st separation, out of paying work for 3 years,  independent psychiatrist verifies
mental illness, sued insurer
1998 – Depression now chronic, anxiety revealed as mania/ocd;  in treatment, combination of meds and talk therapy get me back to work in
2000 – med cocktail and talk therapy allow me to remain productive into future
2016 – Third marriage fails
2017 – Testosterone therapy begins
2018 – Slight revisions to meds give me more daily productivity, as does the end of Rhubarb publication

Associations

The Writers’ Union of Canada
League of Canadian Poets
Manitoba Writers’ Guild

Volunteer Service
Publisher, Executive editor of Rhubarb, 2014 – 2017, International Peace Gardens Writer-in-Residence, Gimli Klean All Laundry Poet-in-Residence, Envoi Literary Foundation, 2015 Envoi Poetry Festival, Manitoba Writers’ Guild, Rhubarb magazine, Mennonite Literary Society, Symposium on Manitoba Writing, Symposium on Saskatchewan Writing; ACCESS copyright, League of Canadian Poets, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance

 

 

 

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