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The Poems of Irving Layton

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Hardcover, 63 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by McClelland & Stewart
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Aug 11, 2013 Denise M rated it it was amazing
Layton was passionate about poetry, but also politically passionate about it. Look for documentaries on Canadian poets (or others) where Layton is interviewed. He was a strong personality, but a great teacher, and I wish I'd followed one of his university courses (not sure when he stopped teaching, I may have been too young). It's poets like him who remind us that the personal IS political, and explains why conservatives like Laura Bush (a librarian!!) refuse to accept that poetry and politics ...more
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I'm very new to poetry but I want to read more. I really enjoyed some of these poems but others seemed awkward and some I just totally didn't understand. So I'm unsure how I feel about this collection really...
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Poet, Teacher.

Born as Israel Pincu Lazarovitch, author Irving Layton immigrated to Canada in 1913, as a baby, his family settling on the infamous St. Urbain Street in the city of Montreal. In the heavily French-speaking province of Quebec, some locals were weary of English foreigners and Jewish families, however, the Lazarovitches adapted to the city where a great Canadian literary scene flourishe
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