Born in Hants Co., Nova Scotia, in 1933, Alden Nowlan moved to Hartland, New Brunswick, when he was nineteen, and worked on the Hartland Observer as reporter, editor, and general facilitator until he went to Saint John (and the Telegraph Journal) in 1963. In 1968 he was invited to take up the position of Writer-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Alden Nowlan died on June 27th, 1983.
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Just last year this country’s oldest independent publisher celebrated its 60th birthday. Goose Lane Editions, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick has been publishing books since 1954 but before that it was actually a literary magazine.
The award-winning, multi-talented author, poet, professor, and songwriter Patrick Friesen headlines our fifth Poetry Primer instalment, giving his nod to former student and emerging poet Raoul Fernandes.
As a young man of 19, Richard Lemm made the decision to move from the United States to Canada rather than fight in the Vietnam War. Burning House (Wolsak and Wynn, 2010) is a "portrait-gallery" of poems that details Lemm's considerations in his search for understanding, in his ... Read more
Mathew Henderson's debut collection of poetry, The Lease, has gone gangbusters. It was published last fall by Coach House Books, and it has really struck a chord with readers everywhere. The New York Times compares Henderson to Raymond Carver; The Millions calls it "a sneakily ... Read more
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