THOMPSON, John. SANGER, Peter, ed.
Title: John Thompson : Collected Poems and Translations. First Edition, paperback.
Publisher:  Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, NB, 1995, ISBN:0864921454
Seller ID: 72626
THOMPSON, John. John Thompson : Collected Poems and Translations . Edited by Peter Sanger. (Fredericton, NB): Goose Lane Editions, (1995). Pp. (12).13-288. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. John Thompson, b. March 17, 1938, Timperley; d. April 26, 1976, Sackville, New Brunswick. "John Thompson's short life was as dramatic as his poetry. A protege of A.J.M. Smith and a charismatic professor at Mount Allison University, Thompson was admired by poets becoming prominent in the 1970s -- Margaret Atwood, D.G. Jones, Patrick Lane, Michael Ondaatje, and Phyllis Webb. Thompson's work continues to inspire poets such as Diana Brebner, Allan Cooper, Heather Browne Prince, Martin Singleton, and Eric Trethewey, and, through them, a third generation of young writers. In 'John Thompson: Collected Poems and Translations', Peter Sanger brings together Thompson's two books, 'At the Edge of the Chopping Block There Are No Secrets' and 'Stilt Jack'. He adds poetry published only in periodicals, unpublished poetry, and Thompson's haunting translations from several of his French Canadian contemporaries and the great French poet Rene Char." - from the rear cover. Name inked to title page, else very good 30.00