Dennis Lee

Dennis Lee is the author of more than twenty books for adults and children, including Civil Elegies, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, and the children’s classic Alligator Pie. Among his most recent publications are Un and Yesno. In 2003 he was named Toronto’s poet laureate.

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The Bard of the Universe
Dennis Lee

2007 / Poetry / $5.95
9781554470488 / Pamphlet / 32 pp

Edition is out of print

The Devil’s Whim Occasional Chapbook Series: No. 19

Our latest Devil’s Whim chapbook contains nine poems by one of Canada’s most celebrated poets, Dennis Lee. The series includes a plan for the preservation of birdsong, a ballad about a problem, an exaggerated caution against exaggeration, an encounter with a longwinded storyteller in a public washroom, and the fate of an ant who tries to help a highfalutin elephant. Combining whimsical rhymes, ballad metre and tales to suit a variety of perspectives on the world, from insect to bird’s eye, The Bard of the Universe evades the usual assignment of readership according to age.

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