The Essential Don Coles

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2009 - Poetry - 63 pages
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The third in a celebrated Porcupine's Quill series of `Essential Poets' that already includes The Essential George Johnston (2007), and The Essential P. K. Page (2008). Volumes in preparation include The Essential Margaret Avison, The Essential James Reaney and The Essential Richard Outram, amongst others.

 

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Contents

Foreword Sometimes All Ove r1975
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Photograph in a Stockholm Newspaper for March131910 Divorced Child
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Death ofWomen
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Sampling from a Dialogue
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William
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Codger
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NotJust Words but World
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Gull Lake Alta
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Mishenka in two versions
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Major Hoople
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Abandoned Lover 32 Abrupt Daylight Sadness
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Landslides six excerpts
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Walking in the Snowy Night
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Somewhere Far from This Comfort
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My Son at the Seashore Age
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Someone has stayed in Stockholm
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The Prinzhorn Collection
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About the author (2009)

Don Coles was born April 12, 1927, in the town of Woodstock, Ontario.Coles entered Victoria College at the University of Toronto in 1945. He did a four-year history degree, then a two-year M.A. in English, spending two undergraduate summers in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, learning French, and one summer travelling in Europe. He had several courses with Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, whom he recalls as the best teachers of his life. In between the two M.A. years, he spent a year in Lon

Robyn Sarah was born in New York City to Canadian parents, and has lived for most of her life in Montréal. A graduate of McGill University (where she majored in philosophy and English) and of Québec's Conservatoire de Musique et d'Art Dramatique, she is the author of one previous collection of short stories, A Nice Gazebo, published by Véhicule in 1992. The same year, Anansi published The Touchstone: Poems New and Selected, a collection of her poetry spanning twenty years.

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