Laurence Hutchman | Selected Poems | Gazelle Books

Selected Poems

Laurence Hutchman

Series: (Essential Poets Series, 144) | Author: Laurence Hutchman | ISBN: 1550712403 : 9781550712407 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140 x 215mm | Pages: 133 | Weight: .166 Kg. | Published: Guernica Editions – January 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

Laurence Hutchman’s poetry is a witness to the world around him

to the patterns of families, nations, and landscape. He hears Mozart in the supermarket, and Nelligan breaking into song. While there’s a refreshingly outward-looking documentary zeal in his poetry, transformations abound: a typewriter becomes a ‘silent temple,’ a baseball glove a ‘leather flower,’ a forest a ‘way of going into myself.’ With this selection from his previous books, it’s clearer than ever how Hutchman’s mix of curiosity-driven realism and metaphorical surprise gives his poetry generosity and scope.” — Brian Bartlett.

Laurence Hutchman

was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1948. He finished his BA in English in The University of Western Ontario in 1972. Hutchman received his MA at Concordia University in 1979 and Ph.D at the Université de Montréal in 1988. he has taught at a number of universities including Concordia University, the University of Alberta, The University of Western Ontario, and The Université de Moncton where he is currently a Full Professor. Hutchman was President of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick from 2000-2002. He has given many readings and workshops in Canada, the United States, China, Ireland and Bulgaria. Hutchman lives with his wife, Mary, in Edmundston. They have two children.

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