The Better Part of Heaven

By Ken Norris

The Better Part of Heaven
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In The Better Part of Heaven Ken Norris deepens and extends both the form and content of his expanding body of work. A poetic journal of a journey through the South Pacific, it builds on both the Japanese and Canadian traditions of the travel poem/text, establishing the earthly ... Read more


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In The Better Part of Heaven Ken Norris deepens and extends both the form and content of his expanding body of work. A poetic journal of a journey through the South Pacific, it builds on both the Japanese and Canadian traditions of the travel poem/text, establishing the earthly journey as a metaphor for both a spiritual and an emotional quest.

Ken Norris

Born in New York City in 1951, Ken Norris came to Canada in the early 1970s. He is currently a Professor of Canadian Literature, University of Maine. One of Canada's most prolific poets, Norris is the author of more than 30 books. His work has been widely anthologized in Canada and throughout the English-speaking world, as well as published in translation in France, Belgium, Israel and China. He divides his time between Canada, the U.S., and Asia.

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