Robert Allen | Magellan’s Clouds | Gazelle Books

Magellan’s Clouds : Poems 1971-1986

Author: Robert Allen | ISBN: 0919890814 : 9780919890817 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 100 | Weight: .173 Kg. | Published: IPG (Véhicule Press) – January 1987 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

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.

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