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Nominee, 1993 A.M. Klein Poetry Award, QSPELL. In this collection of poems by the prize-winning author of Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems, Eric Ormsby lives up to the reputation he has gained as a 'stubbornly unfashionable poet of high achievement' (Montreal Gazette). Coastlines exemplifies the most recent work of an author who produces 'very rich fair' (Gazette) that is 'polished and ornate' (Books in Canada).
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1992 PAPERBACK Very Good 1550221760 48p. Slightly yellowed at spine, very light wear to edges. Acknowledgements on seperate sheet pasted to half-title. Pages clean and bright. ... Sound binding. Size: 8vo. Year: 1992. Read more Show Less

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1992 Soft Cover Fine F/na. Light edge wear and light bump to rear lower edge. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Pictorial Wraps. This book is from the extensive Gatenby ... Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto, " among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Ormsby & warmly INSCRIBED to Gatenby, and dated "February 15, 1994". A unique Association Copy. Read more Show Less

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Nominee, 1993 A.M. Klein Poetry Award, QSPELL. In this collection of poems by the prize-winning author of Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems, Eric Ormsby lives up to the reputation he has gained as a 'stubbornly unfashionable poet of high achievement' (Montreal Gazette). Coastlines exemplifies the most recent work of an author who produces 'very rich fair' (Gazette) that is 'polished and ornate' (Books in Canada).
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“Ormsby (with the acknowledged help of his wife) has put together a very readable collection, a bedside book one may pick up at leisure and empathize with.” —Canadian Book Review Annual

“Ormsby's poetry challenges and, more important, rewards.” —The Gazette

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  • ISBN-13: 9781550221763
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1992
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Eric Ormsby is the director of libraries at McGill University. His poems have appeared in magazines in Canada, England, and the United States.
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