Dancing Alone: Selected Poems

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Broken Jaw Press, 2005 - Poetry - 167 pages
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The poems in Dancing Alone are drawn from the six small-press classics, all out of print, that William Hawkins published between 1964 and 1974 plus some new poems. A contemporary of George Bowering, Victor Coleman and Michael Ondaatje, Hawkins appeared in Raymond Souster's landmark anthology New Wave Canada and in Oxford's Modern Canadian Verse, where editor A.J.M. Smith positioned him between Margaret Atwood and Gwendolyn MacEwen. Readers will discover in Hawkins' work an inimitably haunting poetic voice. Hawkins was also the central figure of a richly creative Ottawa-based music scene. His fugitive pickup bands included Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen, Colleen Peterson, Amos Garrett, Darius Brubeck and Sneezy Waters. Hawkins calls himself "a semi-retired hard rocker and high roller."
 

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Contents

Preface by Bruce Cockburn
9
Sunrise
21
King Kong Goes to SaudiArabia
27
Woman from Tallahassee
33
Maidanek
39
Spring Rain
45
Youth
51
Mysteriensonaten
56
16
93
Angel of Death in My Dreams
106
Expanded Translation of a HalfRemembered Haiku
114
Cassandras Explicit Sacrament
127
A Blue Bell
140
Untitled Fragment
153
How the Dead Prey Upon You
155
Copyright

from Ottawa Poems
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