Friday, February 27, 2009

The Essential Don Coles (The Porcupine’s Quill)

Edited by Robyn Sarah - 64 pages, sewn paper, $10.95

"All those things which we require of poetry – intelligence, illumination, pleasure in the placing of one surprising word beside another, sudden unexpected deepenings of feeling – all these are present in Don Coles' fine poems... Furthermore, they are rich in content as well as in reflection, and in those qualities which we admire in our fellow humans as much as we do in literature: tenderness, affection, humility, respect, courage."

- Carol Shields

The Essential Poets series aims to provide the best possible introduction to a preeminent Canadian poet, by selecting poems that carry the essence of an individual poetic sensibility as it evolves over time. Each volume includes an editor’s foreword, a bibliography, and a thumbnail biography of the poet. The series is based on the ‘less is more’ premise that a smaller selection of poems fosters deeper reading and re-reading, and that the full pleasure of poetry is to be found in the poems one has lingered over and lived with for a while.

Toronto Launch on Tuesday, March 24

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street

Please join us if you can. And please forward to Toronto-area friends who might be interested.

To order book: Ben McNally (416) 361-0032

or direct from The Porcupine’s Quill (519) 833-9158

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