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The Way Life Should Be

by (author) Ken Norris

Publisher
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 2003
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780919897854
    Publish Date
    Jan 2003
    List Price
    $15.00

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Description

"He is in short, a poet, and a good one. The world he inhabits is a geographically, politically and emotionally extensive one in which he is entirely comfortable in his own skin, and therefore able to register the surrounding phenomena exactly." - Michael Fournier, Hiram Poetry Review

About the author

Ken Norris was born in New York City in 1951. He emigrated to Canada in the early seventies, where he quickly became one of the infamous Vehicule Poets, essential in helping to develop and maintain a particular style of Anglo-poetry in Montreal.

 

One of Canada’s most prolific poets, Ken Norris has always given his readers subtly capricious and edgy poetry that reveals unanticipated possibilities and explores new horizons. He is the author of two dozen books and chapbooks of poetry, and is the editor of eight anthologies of poetry and poetics. His work has been widely anthologized in Canada and throughout the English-speaking world, as well as published in translation in France, Belgium, Israel and China. Quebec poet Pierre Des Ruisseaux has translated two of his books into French, La route des limbes (Limbo Road, Écrits des Forges) and Hotel Montréal (Éditions du Noroît).

 

Norris teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Maine. He divides his time between Canada, the United States and Asia.

 

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