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Upper Cape Poems

by (author) Douglas Lochhead

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 1989
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1989
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Upper Cape Poems testifies to Lochhead's continuing fascination with the Tantramar Marsh region. In these poems, the winds, waters, birds, trees, and speaking places of Tantramar insistently draw upon Lochhead's imagination, offering him opportunities to meditate upon statues in Palermo, to revisit the Gatineau, to remember an Edinburgh square, to meet the living and the dead.

About the author

In the spring of 2001, Douglas Lochhead received the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English-language Literary Arts from the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Member of the Order of Canada, the recipient of honorary doctorates from several universities, Professor Emeritus at Mount Allison University, Senior Fellow and Founding Librarian at Massey College, University of Toronto, and a life member of the League of Canadian Poets. After beginning his career as an advertising copywriter, he became a librarian, a professor of English, a specialist in typography and fine hand printing, and a bibliographer, scholar, and editor — indeed, he has characterized himself as “an unrepentant generalist.” At Mount Allison University, he was a founder and the director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, and he held the Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies.

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Editorial Reviews

"Lochhead's strengths are many and various: a keen sense of place, an exacting attention to form, an expansive use of language, careful observation of detail, understated irony, strong emotion, uncompromising honesty, practised craft . . . Lochhead is in the innovative forefront of Canadian poetry today." — Ann Murton, Event

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