Civil Elegies and Other Poems

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House of Anansi, 1994 - Poetry - 53 pages
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"A beautiful new edition of Civil Elegies, this is Dennis Lee's uncompromising exploration of citizenship, both Canadian and human. Eli Mandel has called Civil Elegies “one of the most important contemporary books of poetry in our country.”"
 

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Contents

Coming Home
3
Glad for the Wrong Reasons
4
Brunswick Avenue
5
He Asks Her
6
High Park by Grenadier Pond
7
He Tells Her
9
Recollection
10
When It Is Over
11
Thursday
14
More Claiming
15
Heaven and Earth
16
Sibelius Park
17
Coming Back
20
Words for the Given
21
II Civil Elegies
23
Notes
53

Night
12
In a Bad Time
13

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About the author (1994)

Dennis Lee is the author of more than twenty books, includingCivil Elegies, which won the Governor General's Literary Award, andAlligator Pie, the children's classic. Among many other honours, he was Toronto's first poet laureate from 2001 to 2004.

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