[Richard Outram Broadsheets]

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Richard Outram was born in Canada in 1930. He is a graduate of Victoria College in The University of Toronto (Philosophy and English) and lives in Toronto, where he worked for many years for The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, from which he has now retired.

He has had work published in many magazines and periodicals in Canada, England and the U.S.A.

`Richard Outram is one of the finest poets in the English language.' Alberto Manguel

`At the most lyrical of moments, fractured time, objects, and idiosyncratic details are telescoped and set awhirl in Outram's swirling style.' Quill & Quire

Richard Outram is a member of The Canadian Centre, International P.E.N. and of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. His numerous public readings include Harbourfront (Toronto) and a one-person reading at The National Library of Canada (Ottawa) coincident with the opening of an exhibition of his published work.

Books Published

  • Eight Poems (The Tortoise Press, Toronto, 1959)
  • Exsultate, Jubilate (The Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1966)
  • Creatures (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1972)
  • Seer (The Aliquando Press, Toronto, 1973)
  • Thresholds (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1973)
  • Locus (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1974)
  • Turns and Other Poems (Chatto and Windus with The Hogarth Press, London, 1975; Anson-Cartwright Editions, Toronto, 1976)
  • Arbor (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1976)
  • The Promise of Light (Anson-Cartwright Editions, Toronto, 1979)
  • Selected Poems (Exile Editions, Toronto, 1984)
  • Man in Love (The Porcupine's Quill, Erin, 1985)
  • Hiram and Jenny (The Porcupine's Quill, Erin, 1989)
  • Mogul Recollected (The Porcupine's Quill, Erin, 1993)
  • Around & About The Toronto Islands (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1993)
  • Hiram and Jenny--Unpublished Poems (Food For Thought Books, Ottawa, 1994)
  • Peripatetics (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1994)
  • Tradecraft (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1994)
  • Eros Descending (The Gauntlet Press, Toronto, 1995)
  • Benedict Abroad (The St. Thomas Poetry Series, 1998)

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