About the Author

W.H. New

WILLIAM NEW is the author and editor of more than fifty books. A native of Vancouver, where he currently lives, he was educated at the University of British Columbia (where he later taught for 37 years) and the University of Leeds. From his first days as a student at UBC, he has been committed to the importance of Canadian writing and to making it accessible to readers around the world. His academic works include A History of Canadian Literature, the massive Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada, and several extensive studies of irony and the short story. Writing more personally, his Borderlands: how we talk about Canada and Grandchild of Empire consider how local perspectives inform our political judgments. A prize-winning teacher and researcher, he was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal, and for his services to creative and critical writing he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.

William New's creative publications include five books for children (including the internationally honoured The Year I Was Grounded) and eleven previous collections of poetry (including Underwood Log, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award; YVR, winner of the City of Vancouver Award; and New & Selected Poems). His latest collection, Neighbours, questions whether any of us ever lives alone.

These poems ask what it means to live near, whether in close proximity or in ragtag memory--and to consider what happens when closeness dissolves and a neighbourhood dies.

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Along A Snake Fence Riding

Along A Snake Fence Riding

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Along a Snake Fence Riding

Along a Snake Fence Riding

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Borderlands

How We Talk About Canada
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Canadian Writers in 1984

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Grandchild of Empire

Grandchild of Empire

About Irony, Mainly in the Commonwealth
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Land Sliding

Land Sliding

Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing
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Neighbours

Neighbours

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New & Selected Poems

New & Selected Poems

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Raucous

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Riverbook & Ocean

Riverbook & Ocean

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Science Lessons

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Stone Rain

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The Rope-Maker's Tale

The Rope-Maker's Tale

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Touching Ecuador

Touching Ecuador

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Tropes and Territories

Tropes and Territories

Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writings in Context
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Underwood Log

Underwood Log

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Vanilla Gorilla

Vanilla Gorilla

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illustrated by Vivian Bevis
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YVR

YVR

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From a Speaking Place

From a Speaking Place

Writings from the First Fifty Years of Canadian Literature
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Literary History of Canada

Literary History of Canada

Canadian Literature in English, Volume IV
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Native Writers and Canadian Writing

Native Writers and Canadian Writing

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