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May 07, 2013
| ISBN 9781551995038
May 07, 2013 | ISBN 9781551995038
Earle Birney’s first collection of new poems in five years – a varied assembly of visual and verbal magic from the creator of such beloved classics as “David,” “Bear on the Delhi Road,” “Billboards Build Freedom of Choice” and others.A man whose name is synonymous with poetry, a writer whose popularity cuts across generations and geographical boundaries, Earle Birney maintains a spirit of perpetual youth in his verse, whether making a poem about being old or being in love, about grief or joy, about the past, the present or the future.In Fall by Fury, he deals with all these themes, employing a broad array of forms, including drawn poems, and achieving moods of serenity, humour, irony, tenderness and hope.Here, from one of our most esteemed poets, is a significant new volume, full of the timeless artistry that has earned him two Governor General’s Awards, a Canada Council Medal and the Lorne Pierce Medal of the Royal Society of Canada.
EARLE BIRNEY was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1904. He took his B.A. (1926) in English literature from the University of British Columbia and his M.A. (1927) and Ph.D. (1936) from the University of Toronto. He complemented his distinguished teaching career… More about Earle Birney
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