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Mark Abley


Mark Abley has lived in the Montreal area since 1983. He wrote too many articles and columns for the Montreal Gazette, and has now spent a decade acquiring books for McGill-Queen’s University Press. In 2010-11 he served as writer-in-residence at the Pointe Claire Public Library. Among his books are The Tongues of Earth: New and Selected Poems (2015), Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott (2013), and Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003). One of his Gazette columns was translated into Nepalese. One of his poems was translated into Jèrriais and Esperanto.

Books by Mark Abley

Conversationswithadeadman Conversations with a Dead Man

Tongue The Prodigal Tongue

Abley_lg The Silver Palace Restaurant

1391_resize_of_abley_boro Parlez-vous boro?

0-679-31199-8 Spoken Here

Blue Sand, Blue Moon

Beyond Forget


The_organist_-_mark_abley The Organist

Watch_your_tongue_-_mark_abley Watch Your Tongue



May 13, 1955

Leamington, England