Covers an international series of voices in world poetry, all speaking to the general reader as well as to the poetry lover. Included, in this book, are the writers from Staying Alive, and its companion anthologies.
Born in the Nova Scotia backwoods, alden Nowa=lan left school at 12 and worked in a sawmill before becoming a local newspaper reporter. His early poems bear witness to the harshness and hypocrisy of lives brutised by poverty and ignorance in a remote Canadian backwater. But as Nowlan finds love and lifelong friendship, so his work achieves authority and lasting warmth.