From the Publisher
Alden Nowlan, one of Canada''s finest and most influential poets,
died in 1983. He leaves a rich legacy of poetry that is accessible
yet profound, and that speaks to people''s lives with wry
observation and keen insight. For Nowlan fans and new readers
alike, award-winning poets, editors, and critics Lorna Crozier and
Patrick Lane help to re-view and recontextualize Nowlan''s place in
twentieth-century Canadian poetry with Alden Nowlan: Selected
Poems. Lane and Crozier''s choices reflect the recurring
themes that illuminate Nowlan''s work. This new volume is truly the
best of Alden Nowlan''s poetry, and above all is a tribute to a
poet who deserves to be treasured for all time.
About the Author
Alden Nowlan was born January 25, 1933 at Windsor, Nova Scotia.
Primarily self-educated, Nowlan worked as a newspaperman, and
published poetry, plays, short stories, and novels. His poetry
collection Bread, Wine and Salt
won the Governor''s
General award in 1967. Much of his work reflects his regional roots
and an affection for the ordinary people. Nowlan was central in the
Fredericton and Altlantic literary community and became
writer-in-residence at University of New Brunswick in 1969. He died
in Fredericton June 27, 1983.
Patrick Lane is one of Canada''s pre-eminent poets, winner of
numerous awards, including the Governor General''s Award for
Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Lieutenant
Governor''s Award for Literary Excellence and three National
Magazine Awards. His distinguished career spans forty-five years
and twenty-four volumes of poetry as well as award-winning books of
fiction and non-fiction.
Lorna Crozier is one of Canada''s best-known poets. She lives
near Victoria, B.C.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: January 26, 1996
Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0887845738
ISBN - 13: 9780887845734