Marty Gervais

Marty Gervais is an award-winning journalist, photographer, poet, playwright, historian, editor and teacher. Among his poetry awards are the Milton Acorn “People’s Poetry Award” for his book, Tearing into a Summer Day. He also writes fiction and non-fiction, including a book of essays, Seeds In The Wilderness, based on his interviews with notable religious leaders such as Mother Theresa and Bishop Desmond Tutu.

He has also been the recipient of nearly 20 Newspaper Awards for journalism. His most recent involved his work in Iraq in 2005. But he also records the people and industry of his home city of Windsor, where he is poet laureate. In high schools, he loves to deal with history, and storytelling, and drama as well as working with the combination of words and photography.