Stephen Scobie

Stephen Scobie (b. 1943)



Stephen Scobie is a poet, critic and academic, born in Carnoustie but resident in Canada since 1965.

Full Biography

Stephen Scobie was born in Carnoustie in Scotland, and has lived in Canada since 1965. He gained a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and as Professor of English at the University of Victoria, and in 1995 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Scobie has written over 20 collections of poetry. The Spaces in Between: selected poems 1965-2001 was published by NeWest Press in 2003. He has also written critical studies on subjects including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, the work of the Canadian poet bpNichol, and on Ian Hamilton Finlay and his art at Little Sparta.

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

A Grand Memory for Forgetting (Longspoon Press, 1981)
Expecting Rain: new poems  (Oolichan Books, 1984)
The Ballad of Isabel Gunn (Quarry Press,1987)
Dunino (Signal Editions, 1989)
Taking the Gate: a journey through Scotland (Red Deer College Press, 1996)
and forget my name: a speculative biography of Bob Dylan (Ekstasis Editions, 1999)
The Spaces in Between: selected poems 1965-2001 (2003)
RLS at the World’s End (Ekstasis Editions, 2009)