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David Helwig: Essays on His Works
Ingrid Ruthig (Editor)
Guernica Editions, Fall 2018
146 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771832908
ISBN10: 1771832908
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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To date, Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist David Helwig has published close to fifty books and edited numerous others. He has written for television and radio, worked at the CBC, taught at Queen's University, been Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island, and named to the Order of Canada. Yet, he remains little known. This volume is the first to gather new essays, an interview, and earlier material -- by George Fetherling, Douglas Glover, D.G. Jones, Simon Lloyd, Tom Marshall, rob mclennan, Shane Neilson, Ingrid Ruthig, Mark Sampson, and Lorraine M. York-- in order to introduce and explore Helwig's body of work, while documenting the broad range of his literary talents and accomplishments.
Within any literary community there are those writers who simply go about the business of writing -- diligent, dedicated, building a body of work without fanfare. They seem disinclined to court chatter and celebrity, to inflate image and ego, or to stake out a place centre-stage. David Helwig is one of those unassuming craftsmen. Since he first aspired to it more than six decades ago, he has been living “the life of a writer.”

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