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No Shelter

by (author) Henry Doyle

Anvil Press Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
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    Oct 2021
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Infused with the spirit of Charles Bukowski, these down to earth poems by Downtown Eastside warrior poet, Henry Doyle, take readers on a hard-scrabble journey, starting from Doyle's early years as a runaway from foster homes, an incarcerated youth, a boxer, and a homeless wage-earner living in shelters and on the streets of Ottawa and Toronto, to his eventual arrival in Vancouver to work in the construction labour pools before landing work as a custodian and maintenance man. Doyle's potent combination of gritty realism, weary wisdom and wry humour make No Shelter an unforgettable collection.

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Henry Doyle lives and works in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. A long-time member of Thursdays Writing Collective and the Downtown Eastside Writing Collective, Henry has published work in Poetry is Dead, Megaphone, Geist, and the anthologies V6A: Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside&nbspand From the Heart of it All: Ten Years of Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He won Geist Magazine's DTES Jamboree Writing Contest in 2011 and Muriel's Journey Poetry Prize in 2020.