George Elliott Clarke, an Africadian Métis, has published 13 verse works, four plays, three opera libretti, two essay collections and one novel. Three of his poetry books are available, respectively, in Chinese, Italian and Romanian. His poetry, fiction and scholarship have won acclaim and brought him appointments to the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia and to Duke, McGill and Harvard universities. The inaugural E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto, Clarke served as Poet Laureate of Toronto, 2012–15.