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Don Coles. The Prinzhorn Collection. Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, Canada 1982 ISBN 0-7715-9707-X

From the Cover Notes


When Sometimes All Over, Don Coles's first volume of poetry, appeared in 1975, the man who was one described by Dennis Lee as the "best unknown poet in the country" gained immediate recognition. "The reader will find it 'a more than common privilege' to open so accomplished a book of poems," wrote John Robert Colombo in the Toronto Globe and Mail.

The praise continued in 1979, when his second book, Anniversaries, appeared. "Coles" poems exude warmth, concern, compassion, and sanity. The best of them posses an ideal clarity and, with it, a sense that they are written in the only way they could have been written," said Robert Fulford, Toronto Star.

Now, with the publication of The Prinzhorn Collection, Don Coles had justified once again the admiration that he has drawn from some of Canada's leading writers and critics.


"Don Coles makes poem which are attentive, tender, flexible, offhand but exact — intricate journeys, which are a joy to follow."
                     —MARGARET ATWOOD


"A...poet of genuine power in our midst."
                     —DOUGLAS BARBOUR, Dalhousie Review



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