Greg Grace

Greg Grace was born and raised in the rough and tumble of North End Winnipeg by a working class family. Educationally he received degrees from the University of Winnipeg (B.A.), the University of Manitoba (M.A., thesis on Wallace Stevens) and the Vancouver School of theology (M. Div.). After completing theological college, he has worked, for a number of years, in various locations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan as a United Church Minister.

As a spiritual leader, Greg is not only interested in Christian spirituality, but has also taken a deep interest in Sufic and Cabbalistic-Hasidic spirituality as well as Zen Buddhism. These spiritual traditions have in a variety of ways influenced his writing and visual art. Poetry, particularly the poetry of William Blake, has influenced his spiritual vision as well as philosophical discourse from Heraclitus to Jan Zwicky. Greg's artistic interests include writing and visual art of which he has had exhibitions of. He has had three books of poetry published and he also has had publications in over three dozen literary magazines. His writing had been supported by Canada Council and Saskatchewan Arts Council grants.