We're told that Heighton, known for his formal and tightly edited poetry will, at the drop of a hat, teach anyone who asks how to do the African Gumboot Dance. (Submitted by Victoria poet, Jay Ruzesky.)
Our favourite Heighton quote: "In writing, as in life, “personality” is not character. Never try to be cute, to be winning, to audition for the reader."
Steven Heighton’s latest collection of poems Patient Frame (Anansi) and his novel Every Lost Country (Knopf Canada) will hit book store shelves in Spring 2010. http://www.stevenheighton.com/