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The Vision of Fred:
friend of poets / amis de poètes

Written by
Fred Cogswell


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163 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872821
$18.95 CA





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About the Book    In the essay: The Nature and Function of Poetry that inspired this book, Fred says:
      "Of all games that life has devised, the most meaningful and the most bound up with pain and leisure is creation. Of all the forms of human creation, the most complex and the one which absorbs all the attributes of humanity is poetry. It is like the earth, though. To see it shine at its most beautiful, we must go to the moon."
   So the task of this little book is to take you to the moon so that when you look again at Fred´s poetry you will see the most beautiful shine.    Kathleen Forsythe is Fred´s only surviving child. A writer herself, she lives with Fred and thousands of books in Burnaby, B.C. where she also works in education.

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About the Author Fred Cogswell
Recently awarded the Alden Nowlan Award for excellence in English-language literature by the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, Fred Cogswell is widely known as once editor of The Fiddlehead and publisher of Fiddlehead Poetry Books, as a leading Canadian Poet and critic, and as a translator, including The Complete Poems of Emile Nelligan. His own poetry has been much published and translated abroad.





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