Robert Allen | Magellan’s Clouds | Gazelle Books

Philosopher, romantic, a teller of tales, Robert Allen exhibits a humour rare to the serious job of the poet. What marks the pages of Magellan’s Clouds most is the stamp of the clear-seer and the attentive listener. Novelist, editor, publisher and teacher, Robert Allen is first a poet. Born in Bristol, England, he was educated at the University of Toronto and Cornell University. Robert Allen lived in Montreal where he teached literature at Concordia University. Robert Allen (1946–2006) lived in Montreal and Ayer’s Cliff in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and taught creative writing at Concordia University. He is the author of fourteen books of poetry and prose including the poetry collections Magellan’s Clouds (1987), Ricky Ricardo Suites (2000), Standing Wave (2005) and The Encantadas (2007). Born in Bristol, England he was educated at the University of Toronto and Cornell University. He was the editor of the longest-running Anglo-Quebec literary journal, Matrix, which has published and supported most of the other poets in this current survey. Continue reading

The Signal Anthology | Contemporary Canadien Poetry | Gazelle Books

This exciting collection of contemporary Canadian poetry includes work by Don Coles, Rhea Tregebov, Ann Diamond, Marie-Claire Blais, Peter Dale Scott, David Solway, Jan Conn, Robert Allen, Doug Beardsley, Arthur Clark, William Furey, Michel Garneau, Susan Glickman, Gerald Godin, Carla Hartsfield, Elisabeth Harvor, Charlotte Hussey, Ross Leckie, Laura Lush, Errol McDonald, Muhammad al-Maghut, Robert Melancon, John Reibetanz, Richard Sanger, Stephen Scobie, Ricardo Sternberg and George Ellenbogen. Continue reading