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Trevor Carolan

Trevor Carolan was born in Yorkshire. His family emigrated to British Columbia in 1957 and he began writing at 17 filing dispatches from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury music scene. For three years he travelled in Britain, Europe and India before mastering in English at Humboldt State University in 1978. He served as literary coordinator for the XV Olympic Winter Games, and has published works of fiction, memoir, poetry, translation, and anthologies.

Active in Pacific coast watershed issues, he lives in North Vancouver where he served for three years as elected municipal councillor. Currently, he writes as current affairs columnist for the North Shore News and teaches English at University College of the Fraser Valley near Vancouver. He is also affiliated with the Department of International Relations at Bond University, Queensland, Australia.

His travel novel The Pillow Book of Dr. Jazz is published by Anchor. Giving Up Poetry: With Allen Ginsberg At Hollyhock, a memoir of his acquaintance with the late poet is published by the Banff Centre Press. Celtic Highway, a collection of poetry is published by Ekstasis. In 2003 he received a Spirituality & Health Best Books of the Year citation for his Return to Stillness: Twenty Years With a Tai Chi Master (Marlowe), an account of his 20 years as a student with Master Ng Ching-Por in Vancouver.