Visions Fugitive

Ralph Gustafson

Awards: Winner, 1997 QSPELL Hugh MacLennan Prize for Poetry

Visions Fugitive is Ralph Gustafson's last book of poetry, completed not long before his death in North Hatley, Quebec, in May 1995. "There is wisdom in this last book, as always, for Ralph was an infinitely wise poet. Yet finally it is the lonely heart which predominates, by itself as the heart always must be, contemplating life and death and solitude, in love but ultimately unrequited, and beautifully articulate." —Bruce WhitemanIn a writing career that spanned sixty years he published many volumes of poetry and edited the influential Penguin Book of Canadian Verse. Fire on Stone, published in 1974, won the Governor General's Award for Poetry and Configurations at Midnight received the 1993 QSPELL A.M. Klein Poetry Prize.

Signal
Poetry 1998

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"There is wisdom in this last book, as always, for Ralph was an infinitely wise poet. Yet finally it is the lonely heart which predominates, by itself as the heart always must be, contemplating life and death and solitude, in love but ultimately unrequited, and beautifully articulate." -Bruce Whiteman

In a writing career that spanned sixty years Ralph Gustafson published many volumes of poetry and edited the influential Penguin Book of Canadian Verse. Fire on Stone [1974] won the Governor-General's Award for Poetry and in 1997 he posthumously received the QSPELL A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry for Visions Fugitive.

Other books by Ralph Gustafson: Selected Poems
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