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Books & Chapbooks

  • Helix : new and selected poems. Montreal : Signal Editions, 2002. (poetry)
  • The grey islands. London, Ont. : Brick Books, 2000. (poetry)
  • That Night We Were Ravenous. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1998. (poetry)
  • The Afterlife of George Cartwright. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1992, 296 pp. (novel); New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1993.
  • The Wreckage of Play. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1988, 101 pp. (poetry)
  • Flights of Magic. Victoria: Press Porcepic, 1987,48 pp. (illustrated children's story)
  • The Grey Islands. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985, 174 pp. (poetry)
  • An Explanation of Yellow. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1981, 62 pp. (poetry)

SELECTED ANTHOLOGIES

  • Fiddlehead Gold, Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1995.
  • Wild on the Crest, St. John's: Jeroboam Books, 1995.
  • Poetry and Knowing, Kingston: Quarry Press, 1995.
  • Windhorse Reader, Yarmouth: Samurai Press, 1994.
  • From the Country: Writings About Rural Canada, Kingston: Camden House Press, 1991.
  • Banked Fires, St. John's: Harry Cuff Publications, 1989.
  • The Moosehead Anthology, Montreal: DC Books, 1989.
  • The Atlantic Anthology: Volume 2/Poetry, Charlottetown: Ragweed Press, 1985.
  • The Maple Laugh Forever, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1981.
  • 31 Newfoundland Poets, St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1979.
  • East of Canada, St. John's, Breakwater Books, 1979.
  • Proem, Guelph, The Gryphon Press, 1974.
  • Three Fires Down, Guelph: The Gryphon Press, 1974.

ARTICLES

  • "The Painted Poem," text of a catalogue to accompany a travelling exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings by Kent Jones, October, 1996.
  • "Explosion," in PEN Canada's anthology Writing Home,1997.
  • "Poetic Knowledge: Language as Matter" Poetry Canada Review(Kingston Ontario), 14:3, 1994.
  • "Bruckner KO'd by Uncle Al" in Essays on Canadian Writing (Toronto, Ontario), No. 49, Summer 1993, Al Purdy Issue.
  • "Puppetry in Place of the Solo Voice" in Event, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 1990.
  • "Bridging the Gulf" (on contemporary poetry in Newfoundland), Poetry Canada Review, Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring, 1986.

POETRY IN ANTHOLOGIES

  • "Towers and Monuments," "on the wind-shaken wharf," "the cod, by the look of them," "five tons of fish," "vast bare plain," and "cliffs" in Wild on the Crest. St. John's: Jeroboam Books, 1995.
  • "There Is Nothing Waiting to Emerge" in Windhorse Reader. Yarmouth, N.S.: Samurai Press, 1994.
  • Selections from The Grey Islands in From the Country: Writings About Rural Canada. Kingston: Camden House Press, 1991.
  • "Green Giving" and "Walls of Sound" in Banked Fires. St. John's: Harry Cuff Publications, 1989.
  • "Immigrants: Burnt Islands" and "A Dream" in The Moosehead Anthology. Montreal: DC Books, 1989.
  • Selections from The Grey Islands in Canadian Writers: Foreign Publishing Rights. Ottawa: Arts Promotion Division, Department of External Affairs, 1988.
  • "Sally's Cove," "Monster Bait," "Western Brook," and "Young Woman: Daguerreotype, 1850" in The Atlantic Anthology: Volume 2/Poetry. Charlottetown: Ragweed Press, 1985.
  • "My Latest Invention" in The Maple Laugh Forever. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1981.
  • "Rain Saints," "The Northern Trees," "The Horses," "Bay of Islands," "Pines," and "House History" in 31 Newfoundland Poets. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1979.
  • "Going to Damascus, a Thing Seen and Forgotten" in East of Canada. St. John's, Breakwater Books, 1979.
  • "The Ring," "The Milky Way," and "The Unwanted Knight" in Proem. Guelph, The Gryphon Press, 1974.
  • "The Horses" in Three Fires Down. Guelph: The Gryphon Press, 1974.

POETRY IN PERIODICALS

  • "Invited In," "In the First Week of June," and "Granary" in The Malahat Review, No. 118, Spring 1997.
  • "The Green Insect," "Work," "Eclipse," and "Neighbouring State" in Event, Vol. 25/No. 3, Winter 1996/97.
  • "In a Makeshift Blind," "Sour Fire," "Boulder Poem," "Traveller's Guide to the Geology of Newfoundland," "Self-portrait as Saint George," and "The Lanes" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 31, Spring/Summer 1996.
  • "In Waterloo," "The Birds Have Not Destroyed Their Culture," and "March 22, 1994" in Poetry Canada Review, Vol. 15, No. 4, Summer 1995.
  • "Noon" and "Street-lights, Leaves" in Slow Dancer (Nottingham, England), No. 29, Spring 1993.
  • "Corner Brook to Athens," "Thorns and Abrasion," "Repairs," "Hammering," "There Is Nothing Waiting to Emerge," and "Broken Sleep" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 25, Spring/Summer 1993.
  • "Street-lights, Leaves," "Noon," and "Stepping into the Night" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 24, Fall/Winter 1992.
  • "Leaving the Great Plains," "For My Execution," "Lifting the Lid," "At the Foot of a Wall," and "Wind" in The Fiddlehead, No. 173, Autumn 1992.
  • "Tell Me I'm Not Making This Up," "Alban Berg," "On a Lawn Chair at Night," and "The Breeze Itself" in Poetry Canada Review, Vol. 12, Nos. 3 & 4, 1992.
  • "Edge of a Field," "Over Northern Ontario," "New Desert," and "Primitive Renaissance" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 23, Spring/Summer, 1992.
  • "Little Wren" and "The Lady with the Pet Dog" in The New Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 3, Fall 1991.
  • "Green Giving" and "The Cobs Fatten" in Orbis (Nuneaton, England), No. 80/81, Spring/Summer 1991.
  • "Still Loose and Circling You," "Caught," and "Eating Outdoors" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 19, Spring/Summer 1990 "Leaving Deer Lake by Air," "The Point of Combustion," "At the Pigi Cafe, Anno Potamia," and "That Night We Were Ravenous" in The Malahat Review, No. 88, Fall 1989.
  • "Vacation" in riverine 3 (Waterford, Ireland), Autumn 1989.
  • "Not Yet Landed" and "They Will Hound You yet through Seas and Island Cities" in The Fiddlehead (Frederiction, New Brunswick), No. 157, Autumn 1988.
  • "Cannibals of Different Kinds" in Event (New Westminster, British Columbia), Vol. 17/ No. 3, Winter 1988/89.
  • "Green and Modern," "Rains," and "Grey Islands Harbour" in Rubicon (Montreal, Quebec), No. 10, Fall 1988.
  • "That the Cat Sleeps," "Bits of Moss," and "Labrador Road" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 15, Spring/Summer 1988.
  • "A Sense of Place Gives You Tangible Imagery" in The Dinosaur Review (Drumheller, Alberta), No. 10, Spring 1988.
  • "The Cobs Fatten, but Every so Often," "Walls of Sound," and "Green Giving" in Canadian Literature, No. 117, Summer 1988.
  • "Voices: Grey Islands Harbour," "That the Cat Sleeps," and "What the Earth Dreamt and Did" in Riverine 2 (Waterford, Ireland), Winter/Spring 1988.
  • "Lepidoptera," "For a Photographer," and "Vacation" in The Antigonish Review, No. 71-72, Autumn 1987, Winter 1988.
  • "Burrowing" and "The Giving of Names" in The New Quarterly, Vol. VII, No. 4, Winter 1988.
  • "Darkness," "Boiler Room Men," "After the Dance-filled Rooms, the Smoke," and "Does the Leopard Enjoy His Spots?" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 14, Fall 1987.
  • "Hollis Street Square, Halifax," and "Halifax by Bus" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 13, Spring 1987.
  • "Me Mother Kept a Boarding House," "Squeezed under the Roof," "End of the Day-shift," "After Supper the Daughters All Fight," "Coming Back Late," "I Shut My Door. Nice Sleep!" and "Cyril: We Was Froze in Seven Months of the Year." in Descant, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring, 1985.
  • "Hunting Country," "Scoured Sky. Wind," "I Thought I Was Headed for Silence," "Who Were These People?" "Cliffs," "Not Only the Beach-rock Road," "Looking South," "What Can We Do in Such Elements?" and "Clear Day" in Poetry Canada ReviewPoetry Canada Review (Toronto, Ontario), Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring, 1985.
  • "Baker's Brook. North," "Down the Last Hill," "He's out There the Kids Say Pointing," "Good Early Sun," "Cliffs," "Dark Falling," and "I Thought I Was Headed for Silence" Queen's Quarterly, Vol. 91, No. 4, Winter, 1984.
  • "Was on the Water Most of the Day," "Vast Bare Plain of Galloping Animals," "An Adventure for Me," "Up. Down. Up. Down.," "Knees on the Rolling Gunnels," "The Cod, by the Look of Them," and "Five Tons of Fish" in The Fiddlehead, No. 142, Winter, 1984.
  • "On the Line," "Ducks Swoop Low," and "Down Bag over My Head" in Newfoundland Quarterly (St. John's, Newfoundland), Vol. LXXIX, No. 2, Fall, 1983.
  • "Bay of Islands," "Sally's Cove," "Young Woman: Daguerreotype 1850," "Daguerreotypes," "Things That Might Go Wrong," "Monster Bait," "The Glass House," "Sullivan Sets His Thoughts in Order," "On This Day of Sun and Showers," "Western Brook," "A Visit on the River," and "The Horses" in CV/II (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring, 1982.
  • "This Time" in Ariel (Calgary, Alberta), Vol. 13, No. 2, April, 1982.
  • "Us Plumbers" and "You Can't Step Back" in Grain , Vol. IX, No. 3, August, 1981.
  • "In Class," "My Father's Lunch," and "Parent Problem" in The Pottersfield Portfolio (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Vol. 2, 1980-81.
  • "Point Victory, April 25 1984" in Northern Light (Winnipeg, Manitoba), No. 5, Summer, 1980.
  • "Daguerreotypes" in Queen's Quarterly, Vol. 87, No. 3, Autumn, 1980.
  • "Night Fish" in CV/II (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Vol. 4, No. 4, Spring, 1980.
  • "Power Failure" and "My Latest Invention" in Quarry Press, Vol. 28, No. 4, Autumn, 1979.
  • "The Sky Had Found a Voice" in Ariel (Calgary, Alberta), Vol. 10, No. 1, January, 1979.
  • "Western Brook" and "Reading Late" in Queen's Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 4, Winter, 1978/79.
  • "Rain Saints," "What I See Sitting Here," and "Looking Back on a Conference Trip with Sister Williamina" in The Antigonish Review, No. 36, Winter, 1979.
  • "August" in Waves (Toronto, Ontario), Vol. 7, No. 1, Fall, 1978.
  • "Bay of Islands" and "Butterflies" in The Fiddlehead, Fall, 1977.
  • "Mycerinus and His Queen" and "Madonna" in Quarry Press (Kingston, Ontario), Spring, 1976.
  • "The Stainless Vane" in The Dalhousie Review , Spring, 1975.
  • "New Year" and "Anton My Friend" in Catalyst (Toronto, Ontario), No. 6, Winter, 1969-70.
     

FICTION IN PERIODICALS

  • "The Price of a Bullet" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 25, Spring/Summer 1993.
  • "Apricots" in TickleAce (St. John's, Newfoundland), No. 23, Spring/Summer, 1992.
  • Chapter 11 of The Afterlife of George Cartwright in The Fiddlehead, No. 171, Spring, 1992.
  • Selection from Chapter 10 of The Afterlife of George Cartwright in The Fiddlehead, No. 170, Winter, 1991.
     

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