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How We All Swiftly

The First Six Books

How We All Swiftly( )
Author: Coles, Don
Introduction by: Keith, W. J.
Editor: Starnino, Carmine
Publication Date:Apr 2006
Publisher:Vehicule Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

With an introduction by critic W.J. Keith, this overdue reissue of Coles's early virtuosity--a voice whose austere, tender, insouciant, sad-lit clarity reinvented Canadian poetry--allows readers to glimpse the evolution and shaping of a major writer.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.421 x 8.385 x 0.468 Inches
Book Weight:0.847 Pounds
Author Biography
Coles, Don (Author)
Donald Coles was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on April 12, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in English from the University of Toronto. After graduating, he studied at Cambridge and spent most of the 1950s studying, writing, and working as a translator in Europe. He moved to Toronto in 1965 and taught in the humanities and creative writing programs at York University. He retired in 1995.

He wrote 14 volumes of poetry including The Prinzhorn Collection; Forests of the Medieval World, which won the Governor-General's literary award for poetry in 1993; and Kurgan, which won the Trillium Prize in 2000. He also wrote a novel entitled Doctor Bloom's Story. He died on November 29, 2017 at the age of 90.


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