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Heart Residence

Collected Poems 1967-2017

by (author) Dennis Lee

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487001490
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487001513
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $24.95

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A landmark collection from one of Canada’s literary icons, and the founder of House of Anansi Press, Heart Residence collects for the first time work from all corners of Dennis Lee’s extraordinary career.

This book is an exhilarating revelation. No other poet in Canada has the depth and range of Dennis Lee — jazzman, jester, and metaphysician, hardball political thinker and passionate lover, he has been publishing poems for fifty years. His first book, Kingdom of Absence, published in 1967, was the founding publication of House of Anansi Press. Since then Lee has produced work across the poetic spectrum, from nursery rhymes and skipping songs to uncompromising moral introspection to full-tilt love songs, plangent psalms, and ecstatic, solitary prayer.

There are poets’ poets and people’s poets. And then there are those few who are neither and both: the few who become, over time, part of the warp and weft of their culture. Heart Residence collects, for the first time, work from all corners of this extraordinary career. In its verve and variety, this is a one-of-a-kind collection.

About the author

DENNIS LEE, Toronto’s first Poet Laureate and song lyricist for Fraggle Rock, is the author of enduringly popular children’s collections such as Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, Jelly Belly, Bubblegum Delicious and The Ice Cream Store. He has received many honours, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for his body of work, and is also an acclaimed poet for adults. His poetry is anthologized and read aroUnd the world. He lives in Toronto.

WEB: DennisLee.ca

JEREMY TANKARD was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but left at the age of five for a new life in the United States and then Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design, he worked as a graphic designer and typesetter before embarking on a career in illustration. His artwork has appeared in major publications such as Time Magazine and The New York Times, and his picture books—including Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird, Me Hungry!, Piggy Bunny, It’s a Tiger, and Here Comes Destructosaurus!—are hugely popular and widely acclaimed.

WEB: JeremyTankard.com

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