Seymour Mayne

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Seymour Mayne (born 18 May 1944 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian poet and literary translator. He has published over 50 works of poetry and literary criticism, and has edited several anthologies of Canadian and Jewish literature.

He was a co-founder of Very Stone House, a small press dedicated to Canadian poetry, in 1965 with fellow poets Patrick Lane and bill bissett.

He also published a critical analysis of poet Irving Layton's work in 1978.

Mayne currently teaches Canadian literature at the University of Ottawa.

Works[edit]

  • That Monocycle the Moon (1964)
  • Tiptoeing on the Mount (1965)
  • From the Portals of Mouseholes (1966)
  • Ticklish Ticlorice (1969)
  • Anewd (1969)
  • Mutetations (1969)
  • manimals (1969)
  • The gigole teaspoon (1969)
  • Mouth (1970)
  • For Stems of Light (1971)
  • Face (1971)
  • Cutting the Keys (1974)
  • Name (1975)
  • Begging (1977)
  • Diasporas (1977)
  • Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics (1978)
  • Racoon (sic) (1979)
  • The Impossible Promised Land: Poems New and Selected (1981)
  • Essential Words: An Anthology of Jewish Canadian Poetry (1985)
  • Children of Abel (1986)
  • Killing Time (1992)
  • The Song of Moses (1995)
  • Jerusalem: An Anthology of Jewish Canadian Poetry, ed. with B. Glen Rotchin (1996)
  • Carbon Filter: Poems in Dedication (1999)
  • A Rich Garland: Poems for A. M. Klein, ed. with B. Glen Rotchin (1999)
  • Light Industry (2000)
  • Hail (2002)
  • Ricochet (2004)
  • September Rain (2005)
  • I Am Still the Boy
  • A Dream of Birds, written with B. Glen Rotchin (2007)
  • Ricochet, bilingual English-French collection of word sonnets, translated by Sabine Huynh (2011)
  • The Old Blue Couch & Other Stories (2012)

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