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Collected Poems

Collected Poems

By Len Gasparini

This collection spans almost five decades and contains more than two hundred poems - poems that demonstrate the variety of Len Gasparini's themes and styles, his ironical vision, and his verse rhythms in the use of language. Together they document the development of a strong creative source in Canadian poetry.


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Len Gasparini is a Canadian literary treasure.

Matthew Firth, Front & Centre

Chief among the motifs in Gasparini's poetry are the disorienting effects of travel, the power and destructiveness of sexuality, the grind of daily life, and the relation between the poetic imagination and external reality.

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About the author

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Len Gasparini is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry, five short-story collections, including The Snows of Yesteryear (2011), The Undertaker's Wife (,2007), and A Demon in My View (2003), which was translated into French as Nouvelle noirceur. He has also written two children’s books, a work of non-fiction, and a one-act play. In 1990, he was awarded the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for poetry. In 2010, he won the NOW Open Poetry Stage event. Having lived in Montreal, Vancouver, New Orleans, and Washington State, he now divides his time between Toronto and his hometown. Mirror Image, his latest collection, combines poetry and prose.