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Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets
Under the covers of Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets, David Eso and Jeanette Lynes collect letters and epistolary poems from more than 120 Canadian poets, including Pauline Johnson, Malcolm Lowry, Louis Riel, Alden Nowlan, Anne Szumigalski, Leonard Cohen, John Barton, and Di Brandt, and many others, encompassing the breadth of this country ...more
Paperback, 430 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Goose Lane Editions
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There are dozens of authors in this book each a different age, a different background, a different issue, each a different person. The ages of the authors ranges form 18 to late 60’s therefore making each letter different whether it was positive or negative, there was an intimate relationship between each author and the audience People who might be interested in this book would be people that like poetry and or realism. Realism in the sense of that the letters and poems were written for and by r ...more
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