Patrick White (September l5, l948 / Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada)
Biography of Patrick White
Former poet laureate of Ottawa. Eight books of poetry: Poems (Soft Press) , God in the Rafters, (Borealis) , Stations (Commoner’s Books) , Homage to Victor Jara, (Steel Rail Press) , Seventeen Odes, (Fiddlehead Books) , Orpheus on Highbeam, (Anthos Books) , Habitable Planets, New and Selected Poems, (Cormorant Books) , and The Benjamin Chee Chee Elegies, (General Store Publishing) . His work has been translated into five languages and appears in hundreds of national and international periodicals and anthologies, including the likes of Poetry (Chicago) , Dalhouse Review, Texas Quarterly, the Fiddlehead, and Georgia Review, etc. Winner of the Archibald Lampman Award, Canadian Literature Award, Benny Nicholas Award for Creative Writing, he was also a runner-up for the Milton Acorn People’s Poet Award. Founding editor and publisher of Anthos, a Journal of the Arts, Anthos Books, and producer-host of Radio Anthos, a popular literary radio show. George Woodcock wrote of his Selected Poems in the Ottawa Citizen: He promises to be one our best and best respected poets. Sharon Drache, in the Kingston Whig Standard: He might well win the Nobel Prize one day in his own inimitable way. And Orbis, (London, England) , has said of his work: His images are strong, lyrical, moving. He dares and achieves.
Patrick White's Works:
Poems (Soft Press)
God in the Rafters (Borealis Books)
Stations (Commoner's Books)
Seventeen Odes (Fiddlehead Books)
Homage to Victor Jara (Steel Rail Publishing)
Orpheus on Highbeam (Anthos Books)
Habitable Planets, New and Selected Poems (Cormorant Books)
The Benjamin Chee Chee Elegies (General Store Publishing)
- At Peace With The Sadness Of My Solitude -new-
- Waterlilies Soon And A Pleiku Of Dragonf... -new-
- I'm Not Thinking When I'm Trying To -new-
- Mad People Trying To Impress Me -new-
- Alcohol, Sex, And This Cold Spring Night... -new-
- Staring Into The Future -new-
- Sitting On A Park Bench In Stewart Park -new-
- Lost And Broken, Lonely Hour Of The Nigh... -new-
- Serious As A Bell, Deep As A Housewell, ... -new-
- I See The New Moon Of A Black Pearl
- Voices In The Labyrinth
- Asked What I Wanted To Be I'll Say
- Life's A Sloppy Business, Daughter
- Calm. Cool. The Fan On. The Windows Open
- A Canadian Poet Since You Asked
- A Creed For The Desperate
- A Day Of Writing
- A Feeling In The Heart That Overwhelms T...
- A Fluctuation In The Cosmic Void
- A Good Day And Night On Earth For Me Wou...
- A Grey Music Hovers Over The Town
- A Haze Of Dust On The Windowpanes
- A Little Thought In A Big Space
- A Moment Away From The World, Please
- A Moment In The World, With No Regret
- A Nick Of The Moon
- A Paint Rag Of The Masterpiece I Used To...
- A Rock In The Current, A Skull In The Ri...
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