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Least Important Man, The

by (author) Alex Boyd

Initial publish date
Mar 2012
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    Mar 2012
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"Poets don't do themselves or poetry any favours when they write about trivial matters," writes Boyd in "Comfort and Canadian Poetry" (2002). Boyd's latest collection takes this caution to heart: sober, self-sacrificing, and handsome, The Least Important Man is a book for those who want poetry to reassert its dignity and authority in everyday life.

About the author

Alex Boyd is a Canadian essayist, editor, critic and author of the poetry collection Making Bones Walk. Boyd hosted the IV Lounge Reading Series in Toronto and co-edited IV Lounge Nights, an anthology to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the series. Boyd also established Northern Poetry Review, a site for poetry articles and reviews, in April 2006. In 2008, he established Digital Popcorn, a site for personal film reviews, and has recently helped launch the Best Canadian Essays series with Tightrope Books, co-editing the first two collections. His second book of poems, The Least Important Man, was published by Biblioasis in 2012. Boyd lives in Toronto, ON.

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