about Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell is a poet, writer, and scholar.  He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Dalhousie University.  He is the composer of a Canadian epic poem in the Homeric style, The Plains of Abraham, and the author of three historical novels for young adults, The Roman Conspiracy (2005), The Ancient Ocean Blues (2008), and Chariots of Gaul (forthcoming, spring 2011).   Samples of his verse (original works and translations), along with other fun stuff, are available on his personal website, www.jackmitchell.ca.

Jack is an Online Editor at the Literary Review of Canada, in which he has published two essays available online, “Dying in Hell” (a review of Paul Gross’s film Passchendaele) and “A Loaded Anniversary” (a review of books about the Siege of Quebec). A third review, of Daniel Poliquin’s biography of René Lévesque, recently appeared in the April 2010 issue of the LRC.

Jack holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Classics from McGill University (2001) and a Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University (2006).