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Breakfast at Mel's

and Other Poems of Love and Places

by (author) Douglas Lochhead

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
May 1997
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1997
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Never has Douglas Lochhead's work been so focused on life's physicality. Exultant or downcast, playful or meditative, the poems in Breakfast at Mel's and Other Poems of Love and Places grasp and hold what is real to the senses. This zest for life, along with the technical brilliance readers have come to expect of Lochhead's work, makes Breakfast at Mel's a collection of superbly crafted poetry that will appeal to the heads and hearts of a wide spectrum of readers.

About the author

In the spring of 2001, Douglas Lochhead received the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English-language Literary Arts from the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Member of the Order of Canada, the recipient of honorary doctorates from several universities, Professor Emeritus at Mount Allison University, Senior Fellow and Founding Librarian at Massey College, University of Toronto, and a life member of the League of Canadian Poets. After beginning his career as an advertising copywriter, he became a librarian, a professor of English, a specialist in typography and fine hand printing, and a bibliographer, scholar, and editor — indeed, he has characterized himself as “an unrepentant generalist.” At Mount Allison University, he was a founder and the director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, and he held the Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies.

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Editorial Reviews

"Lochhead has that rare ability to write simply about ordinary things and yet provoke the reader to new insights and emotions." — Canadian Literature

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