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Poetry Books & Chapbooks

  • Eight Poems. Toronto: Tortoise Press, 1959.
  • Exsultate, Jubilate. Toronto: Macmillan Canada, 1966.
  • Scarlatti at Improvisation (pamphlet). Toronto: Aliquando Press, 1972.
  • Creatures. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1972.
  • Railway (broadside). Toronto: Aliquando Press, 1973.
  • Seer. With drawings by Barbara Howard. Toronto: Aliquando Press, 1973.
  • Thresholds. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1973.
  • Below Zero (broadside). Toronto: Aliquando Press, 1974.
  • Locus. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1974.
  • Turns and Other Poems. London, Toronto: Chatto and Windus with the Hogarth Press, 1975, and Anson-Cartwright Editions, 1976.
  • Arbor. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1976.
  • The Promise of Light. Toronto: Anson-Cartwright Editions, 1979.
  • Selected Poems (1960-1980). Toronto: Exile Editions, 1984.
  • Man in Love. Erin, Ont.: Porcupine's Quill, 1985.
  • Hiram and Jenny. Erin, Ont.: Porcupine's Quill, 1989.
  • Mogul Recollected. Erin, Ont.: Porcupine's Quill, 1993.
  • Around & About the Toronto Islands. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1993.
  • Hiram and Jenny, Unpublished Poems. Ottawa: Food for Thought Books, 1994.
  • Tradecraft and Other Uncollected Poems. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1994.
  • Eros Descending. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1995.
  • Benedict Abroad. St. Thomas Poetry Series, Toronto, 1998. (Winner of the 1999 City of Toronto Book Award)
  • Ms Cassie. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 2000.
  • Dove Legend & Other Poems. Erin, Ont.: Porcupine's Quill, 2001.
  • Lightfall. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 2001.
  • Nine Shiners. Port Hope: n.p., 2003. With reproductions of paintings by Barbara Howard.
  • Brief Immortals. Port Hope: n.p., 2003. With reproductions of paintings by Barbara Howard.
  • South of North: Images of Canada, with drawings by Thoreau MacDonald. Erin, Ont.: Porcupine's Quill, 2007.
  • The Essential Richard Outram, Amanda Jernigan, ed., Erin, Ont.: Porcupine's Quill, 2011.


  • An Exercise in Exegesis. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 1991.
  • Corrections to the Cave. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 1992.
  • Peripatetics. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1994.
  • "And Growes to Something of Great Constancie ...", being a SYZYGY. Toronto: Gauntlet Press, 1994.
  • Divers Arrows. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 1995.
  • Swann: A Literary Mystery (a brief talk on Carol Shields' book of that title, and on the poems included therein. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 1995.)
  • Notes on William Blake's 'The Tyger'. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 1997.
  • Stardust. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 1998.
  • Of Blockheads. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 1999 & 2000.
  • Arrows of Desire. Toronto: Hart House, 2000.
  • Arrows of Desire. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 2001, (a revised version of the above).
  • Rage & Outrage: Poetry & the Media. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 2002.
  • Poetic Practice. Toronto: Arts & Letters Club, 2003.


  • Christian Poetry in Canada, David A. Kent, ed., ECW Press, 1989.
  • Literature in English, W. H. New and W. E. Messenger, eds., Prentice Hall, Scarborough, ON, 1993.
  • In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry, Kate Braid & Sandy Shreve, eds., Polestar/Raincoast Books, Vancouver, BC, 2005.
  • Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets, Zachariah Wells, ed., Biblioasis, Emeryville, ON, 2008.
  • Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems, Nancy Holmes, ed., Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON, 2009.
  • Arc Poetry Annual 2010: Best of How Poems Work (2003-2008), Arc Poetry Society, Ottawa, ON, 2009.
  • Modern Canadian Poets, Evan Jones & Todd Swift, eds., Carcanet Press, Manchester, England, 2010.


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