Don Coles's spare style manages, in the words of Robert FULFORD, to "exude warmth, concern, compassion and sanity." His books of poetry include Sometimes All Over (1975), Anniversaries (1979), The Prinzhorn Collection (1982), Landslides (1986) and K. in Love (1987). He received the GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD in 1993 for Forests of the Medieval World. His 2000 collection, Kurgan, won Ontario's Trillium Prize.
Don Coles has been widely published in anthologies and special collections and is known for his translations of poetry from Swedish. He was awarded the John Glassco Prize for his translation of Tomas Tranströmer's For the Living and The Dead (1996). Coles's novel, Doctor Bloom's Story, was published in 2004. A Dropped Glove in Regent Street (2007) is a representative collection of Don Coles's reviews and essays, both critical and personal.
Author FRANK D. ZINGRONE
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