Nightwatch: New and Selected Poems 1968-1996

Nightwatch: New and Selected Poems 1968-1996

by Dennis Lee
     
 
Dennis Lee is one of Canada’s most celebrated poets. This long-awaited Selected shows why. Here are definitive new versions of his classic longer works: Civil Elegies, The Death of Harold Ladoo, Riffs. Plus a gathering of notable shorter poems, such as “The Gods” and “Coming Becomes You.” The range is

Overview

Dennis Lee is one of Canada’s most celebrated poets. This long-awaited Selected shows why. Here are definitive new versions of his classic longer works: Civil Elegies, The Death of Harold Ladoo, Riffs. Plus a gathering of notable shorter poems, such as “The Gods” and “Coming Becomes You.” The range is exhilarating, from austere meditation to pure yearning, rage, delight. There is also a gorgeous new sequence, “Nightwatch.” These midlife rants and psalms explore the deep deprivations of our era, in music that moves from the playful to the sublime.

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From the Publisher
“Canada has produced many competent poets, but few absolute masters…The Gods confirms the presence of a master, Dennis Lee.”
–Mark Abley, Maclean’s

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771052156
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Modern Canadian Poets Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Lee is one of Canada’s most celebrated poets. In 2001, he was named Toronto’s first Poet Laureate.

Lee has been widely honoured as poet, critic, editor, and as a passionate figure in our culture. He lives in Toronto.

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