New & Selected Poems by W.H. NewNew & Selected Poems by W.H. New

New & Selected Poems

byW.H. New

Paperback | April 15, 2015

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"Bill New, in these fabulous poems, becomes the stroller in the city, the busy idler, the flaneur. But he is also and always the seeker, the savant, risking night as well as day. He is seduced by the flawed city he dares to love; he invites the reader to an equal daring."

- Robert Kroetsch on YVR

"The title of this book hints at both the complexity and the playfulness of New's vision of the world?the wanderer trampling over the globe, finding trees, planting words. By the end of the collection I felt much as the archaeologist feels, in one of these poems, upon uncovering a language-tree, but even more like the farmer in the same poem who may not always know what he is looking at but recognizes that he is looking at something exceptional."

- Jack Hodgins on Underwood Log

"Musically taut, the poems of Stone | Rain return us not only to coastal elements but to the subtle relations between people and the places they happen in or on. These are poems in the largest sense, tuned to the few quick beats in history any of us inhabit."

- Daphne Marlatt on Stone | Rain

W.H. (Bill) New retired in 2003 as University Killam Professor at the University of British Columbia. A native of Vancouver, he earned an M.A. in Canadian Literature from UBC in 1963. In 1966 he was awarded his PhD from the University of Leeds, where he specialized in the English-language literatures of the Commonwealth. He then return...
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Title:New & Selected PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 7.49 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:April 15, 2015Publisher:Oolichan BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889823103

ISBN - 13:9780889823105

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