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Newlove, John (1938- ).

poet. Born in Regina, he has traveled extensively throughout Canada and now lives in British Columbia. The poetry in Newlove's earlier volumes--Grave Sirs (1962), Moving in Alone (1965, repr. 1977), Notebook Pages (1965), and What They Say (1967)--depicts an alienated sensibility traumatized by a predatory environment. In Lies (1972) and The Fat Man (1977), the poet's focus shifts from intense self-scrutiny to a search for the truth about Canada's history and present dilemmas. Convinced that traditional poetic devices hinder authentic expression, Newlove uses direct statement, visual precision, and irony. His other works include Dreams Surround Us (1977) and The Green Plain (1981).

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Publication:Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature
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Date:Jan 1, 1991
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