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Night Flying

by (author) Roger Nash

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 1990
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1990
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Roger Nash has the ability to discover the magical qualities of ordinary objects and actions. In Night Flying, his third collection of poems, things are not always what they seem. Women become windows, a paddle "recovers slowly from the numbness of its wooden limb," deep lake water is "a suddenly dilated passive black pupil." These lyrical poems portray a world where inanimate objects are given life, and where the barriers between life and death are sometimes imperceptible.

About the author

Roger Nash is a past—President of the League of Canadian Poets, and inaugural Poet Laureate of Sudbury. As President of the League, he worked with Senator Grafstein to create the Parliamentary Canadian Poet Laureate position in Ottawa. He's published seventeen books of poetry, short fiction and philosophy.
Literary awards include: the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry, the PEN/O.Henry Prize Story Award, the Confederation Poets Award (twice), and first prizes in poetry contests with Prism international and The Fiddlehead.
Roger was born in the blitz in England, and grew up in Egypt, Singapore and China. He came to Canada in 1965, living mainly in Sudbury, but also in Guelph and Athabasca. He's Professor Emeritus in Philosophy (environmental ethics) at Laurentian University, and a synagogue cantor.

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Editorial Reviews

"A poet with fresh perceptions, lively language, warm regard for nature, and a voice of human delight." — Richard Lemm, Atlantic Provinces Book Review

"Roger Nash is a poet of subtle strength yet sustained emotional power . . . A welcome addition to Canadian poetry." — Judith Fitzgerald, The Globe & Mail

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