Variations on Herb

by John B. Lee


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Winner of the 1995 Milton Acorn Memorial People’s Poetry Prize

Variations on Herb is the latest in a lengthening series of books that emanate from the south-western Ontario farm of John B. Lee’s childhood. The focus of Variations is Herb Lee, John B’s grandfather (and an absolutely unforgettable curmudgeon) but the background of rural Ontario is also made palpable entirely without indulgent explanation. This grain, this rich vein that appears in book after book, may well be inexhaustible; the cumulative effect certainly has few parallels in Canadian writing.


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John B. Lee’s prodigious output began with his first publication Poems Only a Dog Could Love in 1976 and now has well over 50 books. Prize Winner for Winston Collins/Descant Prize for the Best Canadian Poem, John B. Lee lives in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada where he works as a full time author. He is…

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Additional Info

  • ISBN: 0919626629
  • ISBN-13: 9780919626621
  • Pages: 112
  • Year: 1993
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.75 x 0.31 in
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  • Cover Art: Cover based upon a pencil drawing of author's grandfather Herbert Mercer Lee done by Simcoe artist Frank Woodcock

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