The best of beloved poet Alden Nowlan's explicitly honest, direct, and insightful poetry. Now featuring an introduction by Susan Musgrave
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. Alden Nowlan Selected Poems is for Nowlan fans and new readers alike. The poems included in this volume reflect the recurring themes that illuminate Nowlan's work, and it is truly the best of his poetry. Above all, this volume is a tribute to a poet who deserves to be treasured for all time.
Alden Nowlan was born January 25, 1933, in 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 General’s Literary Award in 1967. Much of his work reflects his regional roots and an affection for the ordinary people. Nowlan was central to the Fredericton and Atlantic literary community and became writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick in 1969. He died in Fredericton on June 27, 1983.