Ian Canon: Author & Poet



Ian Canon is a novelist, freelance writer, and poet whose debut novel, "It's A Long Way Down" was published in May of 2018 and first poetry collection, "Before Oblivion" was published in April 2017. His second novel, "What We Do On Weekends" will be out in the first half of 2020. 

He is primarily interested in stories that incorporate thematic elements of existence, addiction, and death and often writes through a magical realist lens. 

He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in Philosophy and English and has worked in the digital marketing field for six years, specializing in copywriting, blogging, paid advertising, email marketing, and e-commerce. 

He hosts a small writing workshop on Wednesdays in his hometown, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

Sidenote: he is exceptionally prone to accidents and has been hit by a bus, had a knife through his hand (right through), almost cut off his pinky, had stitches on his face on eight different occasions, and the back of his head looks like a zipper factory. Before his inevitable passing, which will probably be caused by an unmarked manhole, he hopes to make some sort of literary impact on the world, even if that’s just helping other writers learn the craft. 

Some of his favorite writers include Allen Ginsberg, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, John Williams, Sylvia Plath, George Orwell, and ee cummings.

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