Saturday, January 07, 2006

We Know How to Treat 'Em Well, blog entry, Jan 5 06

http://deeol.blogspot.com/2006/01/random-blather-about-poetry.html
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Random blather about poetry

Irving Layton died yesterday. I have mixed feelings about the man. He was a great poet who wrote some really good poems... and some really bad ones. I disagreed with many of his views, but there's no denying that he made his readers think.

He was one of our most celebrated writers and teachers, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and, naturally, by the end of his life was largely out of print. Yeah, we know how to treat 'em well in this country.

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