Selected Shorter Poems


James Reaney can be counted in the top rank of Canadian poets. Through thirty years of writing he has established a steady and widespread influence both in literary circles and with the general reading public. This is the first selection of his poems, an invaluable resource for Canadian literature courses or anyone interested in Canadian poetry. Reaney’s poetic vision incorporates intellectuality, religion, regionalism and poetic tradition without the loss of personal vitality or the spaciousness of human experience.

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James Reaney

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

James Reaney

James Reaney is one of Canada's finest poets and dramatists. He is the three time winner of the Governor General's Award and the author of numerous plays and poetry collections including: The Donnellys, Wacousta, The Dismissal, Bees, Selected Longer Poems (Beach Holme, 1976), Selected Shorter Poems, Colours in the Dark and many others.