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Civil Elegies

Written by Dennis Lee • Introduction by Nick Mount

Published October 13, 2012 | ISBN 9781770892491

Cover of Civil Elegies

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80 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
Print Format

About this book

Civil Elegies

A List

Dennis Lee • Nick Mount

Civil Elegies is Dennis Lee's uncompromising exploration of citizenship, both Canadian and human. Eli Mandel has called Civil Elegies one of the most important contemporary books of poetry in our country. It was the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry in 1972. This edition features a new introduction by noted academic Nick Mount, who places this important collection in the context of Canadian literature and Lee’s career.

About the Author

Dennis Lee

Dennis Lee is the author of more than twenty books, including Civil Elegies, which won the Governor General's Literary Award, and Alligator Pie, the children's classic. His most recent collection of poems is Testament.

Nick Mount

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Governor General's Award: Poetry, 1972