Michael Harris | New and Selected Poems | Gazelle Books

New & Selected Poems

Author: Michael Harris | ISBN: 1550650297 : 9781550650297 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 204 | Weight: .326 Kg. | Published: IPG (Véhicule Press) – January 1992 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

A substantial collection of poems by Michael Harris.

His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Canadian Forum, Poetry Canada Review, Matrix, New England Review/Breadloaf Quarterly, Vanderbilt Poetry Review, The Antigonish Review and many other journals here and abroad. His book credits include Sparks [1976]; Grace [1977]; and In Transit [1985], all of which have poems included in this volume. Twice, Michael Harris has been a prize-winner in the CBC Literary Competitions for “Turning Out the Light” in 1985 and “Spring Descending” in 1989, both of which are included in this edition. Veiled Countries/Lives [1984], his translation of the complete poetic works of Marie-Claire Blais, was a finalist for the John Glasco Translation Prize. The publication by VLB Editeur of a bilingual edition of Miss Emily et la Mort [1984] by Michael Harris was a Canadian breakthrough. For the very first time, a francophone publisher presented a book by an English Quebec poet.

Michael Harris

has written six books of poetry, including New and Selected Poems (1994). He has edited several anthologies, most recently The Signal Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Poetry (1993; 2nd ed. 1997). He has twice been a prize-winner in the CBC Literary Competition, winning First Prize for Poetry in 1988. He has edited over fifty poetry books for his Signal Editions imprint (Vehicule Press, Montreal). He has given over two hundred readings of his poetry in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, France, England, Scotland, the U.S. and throughout Canada. A selection of his work appears in French as Miss Emily et la Mort (VLB editeur, 1985). He has translated the complete poetry of Marie-Claire Blais (Veiled Countries Lives). His poetry has appeared in the U.S. (The Atlantic Monthly, New England Review), in Ireland (Cyphers), France (Traduction), and widely in Canadian periodicals. He has taught Poetry, Literature and Film courses at Dawson College, and Creative Writing courses at McGill and Concordia Universities. He is currently editing the Montreal Books Press and the Signal International Broadside Series, and is completing a book of poems entitled Circus. He runs www.montrealbooks.com, a rare and used Internet bookshop.

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  1. Please explain this site more clearly. Is The Metropolis a place in Montreal where musicians and writers get to enjoy a venue? What is Michael Harris’s part in this?

    I am an old Visual Art student who once lived in Montreal, and knew Michael when he taught at Dawson.

    Many thanks for your time,

    Shirley MacKenzie

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