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
43

The Prinzhorn Collection
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About the author (2009)

Donald Coles was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on April 12, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in English from the University of Toronto. After graduating, he studied at Cambridge and spent most of the 1950s studying, writing, and working as a translator in Europe. He moved to Toronto in 1965 and taught in the humanities and creative writing programs at York University. He retired in 1995. He wrote 14 volumes of poetry including The Prinzhorn Collection; Forests of the Medieval World, which won the Governor-General's literary award for poetry in 1993; and Kurgan, which won the Trillium Prize in 2000. He also wrote a novel entitled Doctor Bloom's Story. He died on November 29, 2017 at the age of 90.

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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