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)
- Like The Headstone Of The Mountain Down ...
- Everything Shines Even A Wet Cigarette B...
- I Look For A Star Through The Window
- Relatively Painless Day
- Greed. Politics. Corruption Beyond Surre...
- Took It To Extremes
- Like A Child That's Burnt Its Hand
- The Long, Dark Night
- More And More I Realize I've Never Been
- Brutal, Cold, Normal Life
- Witching For Water In Hell Is Like
- If I Were To Say My Heart And Mind As I ...
- Pine Groves On The Battered Hill
- The Blue Potential Of A Grey, Grey Day
- 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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No Matter How Far
No matter how far into the past the star travels,
plunging its white fingers into the expanding womb of the past
to pull its own damp head out of convulsive space,
it will never find a beginning, the widening cleft between two thoughts
opening like a mouth full of silence, a sluice gate of thick water,
a dark prelude, the first letter alpha breaking like an eye
out of the eclipsed envelope into a splendour of light
to hang its jewel, its dropp of flammable water
from the i