WorldCat Identities

Deahl, James 1945-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 1,288 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.A18, C811.54
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Most widely held works about James Deahl
 
Most widely held works by James Deahl
The uncollected Acorn by Milton Acorn( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundred proof earth by Milton Acorn( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I shout love and other poems by Milton Acorn( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Northern red oak : poems for and about Milton Acorn( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Charlottetown : a play by Milton Acorn( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stand of jackpine : two dozen Canadian sonnets by Milton Acorn( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No cold ash by James Deahl( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into this dark earth by Raymond Souster( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rooms the wind makes by James Deahl( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rivers speak by James Deahl( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real poetry by James Deahl( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even this land was born of light by James Deahl( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackbirds : war poems by James Deahl( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the stone heart by James Deahl( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let the earth take note : the first anthology of the National Acorn Festival from 1987 to 1991( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mix six : six Ontario poets( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the mulberry tree : poems for & about Raymond Souster( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a springtime instant : the selected poems of Milton Acorn, 1950-1986 by Milton Acorn( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton Acorn remains one of the most important Canadian poets of the 20th century. This new volume of his Selected Poems solidifies Acorn's reputation and confirms his place in Canadian literature. As James Deahl, the Editor asserts in his Introduction, "Milton Acorn's poetry stands among the most challenging work produced during the last half of the twentieth century. His ability to see connections between a strange assortment of things is striking. And the reader is called up to be as agile as the poet in jumping from one idea to another." Acorn remains a conundrum for many. He was both a communist and a traditional conservative, not at different times, but at the same time. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Prince Edward Island at the same time as the Rt. Hon. John Diefenbaker, former Prime Minister of Canada, received his. Acorn read deeply and widely, and in his personal library the poet had the complete works of George Grant and many volumes of the works of Stalin. Acorn would often comment "Life is contradiction." Acorn knew and absorbed much from his fellow poets. "From Scott and Livesay he learned the importance of the poet being a political activist ... From MacEwen, his wife at the time, Acorn took all things Egyptian ... If Acorn learned plain speech from the likes of Livesay, he learned more deeply layered poetry from MacEwen ..." From Alden Nowlan, a fellow Maritimer, he learned how to incorporate colloquial expressions and usage in poems. He absorbed so much from many other fellow poets, Al Purdy, Irving Layton, Kenneth Leslie, Joe Wallace, Jamie Reid, Red Lane and more. In A Springtime Instant: The Selected Poems of Milton Acorn the reader will discover and appreciate all the diversity, passion, variety, contradictions that swept through Acorn's life and his poetry. This volume has been masterly arranged and edited by James Deahl, Acorn's long-time friend, an accomplished poet, essayist and publisher in his own right
Blue ridge by James Deahl( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingots : a sesquicentennial anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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When rivers speak
Alternative Names
Deahl, James

Deahl, James Edward 1945-

James Deahl Amerikaans dichter

James Deahl amerikansk poet

James Deahl Canadian poet

James Deahl kanadisch-amerikanischer Autor und Lyriker

Languages
English (52)

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In a springtime instant : the selected poems of Milton Acorn, 1950-1986