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John Robert Colombo in 2009. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

John Robert Colombo has been called Canada's most prolific author of serious books.[1] The following are the books written and edited by John Robert Colombo.

PoetryEdit

  • Fragments. Kitchener, ON: privately published, 1957.
  • Incident for a Winter's Evening. Toronto: Hawkshead, [1960?]
  • Lines for the Last Day. Toronto: Hawkshead, 1960.
  • The Mackenzie Poems. Toronto: Swan, 1966.
  • Miraculous Montages. Don Mills, ON: Heinrich Heine Press, 1966.
  • The Great Wall of China: An entertainment. Montreal: Delta Canada, 1966.
  • William Lyon Mackenzie Rides Again!. Don Mills, ON: Guild of Hand Printers, 1967.
  • Abracadabra. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1967.
  • John Toronto. New poems. Ottawa: Oberon, 1969.
  • Neo Poems. Vancouver: Sono Nis Press, 1970.
  • The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Fredericton, NB: Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1971.
  • Leonardo's Lists. Toronto: Weed / Flower Press, 1972.
  • Praise Poems. Toronto: Weed / Flower Press, 1972.
  • Translations from the English: Found poems. Toronto: P. Martin Associates, 1974.
  • The Sad Truths: New poems. Toronto & New York: P. Martin Associates, 1974.
  • The Great Collage. Toronto: privately published, 1974.
  • Proverbial Play. Toronto: Missing Link Press, 1975.
  • Mostly Monsters. Toronto: Hounslow, 1977; Toronto: Colombo, 1995.
  • Variable Cloudiness: New poems. Toronto: Hounslow, 1977.
  • Private Parts. Toronto: Hounslow, 1978.
  • The Great Cities of Antiquity. Toronto: Hounslow, 1979.
  • Recent Poems. Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 1980.
  • Poems of the Inuit. Ottawa: Oberon, 1981.
  • Selected Poems. Windsor, ON: Black Moss, 1982.
  • Songs of the Indians. Ottawa: Oberon, 1983.
  • Off Earth: Poems and effects. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1987.
  • Songs of the Great Land. Ottawa: Oberon, 1989.
  • The Mystery of the Shaking Tent. Toronto: Hounslow, 1993.
  • Luna Park: One thousand poems. Toronto: Hounslow, 1994.
  • Space Poems. Toronto: Colombo, 1995.
  • Earlier Lives: Old poems and new effects. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.
  • Contrails: New poems and new effects. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.
  • Ether: Oceans and emotions / Rewords: One thousand new poems. Toronto: Colombo, 1997.
  • What is What: New poems, new effects. Toronto: Colombo, 1998.
  • Interspaces: Some poems, some effects. Toronto: Columbo, 1999.
  • Impromptus: One thousand poems. Toronto: Colombo, 2000.
  • Half a World Away: Poems and effects. Toronto: Colombo, 2000.
  • Half Life: Poems and effects. Toronto: Colombo, 2002.
  • All the Poems of John Robert Colombo. (3 volumes), Shelburne, ON & Sauk City, WI: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2005.
  • Autumn in August: Poems and effects. Toronto: Colombo, 2006.
  • Parts of the World: New poems and effects. Toronto: Colombo, 2007.
  • End Notes: Poems with effects. Toronto: Colombo, 2008.
  • A Far Cry. Toronto: Colombo, 2009.
  • End of Greatness. Toronto: Columbo, 2010.
  • Poems of Space and Time. Eugenia, ON: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010.
  • Entresol: Poems of 2010. Toronto: Colombo, 2011.

Non-fictionEdit

  • New Directions in Canadian Poetry. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1971.
  • Omnium Gatherum: John Robert Colombo's biography. Toronto: Colombo, 1994.

AphorismsEdit

  • Semi-Certainties: Some aphorisms of John Robert Colombo. Toronto: Colombo, 1998.
  • Open Secrets: Aphorisms of John Robert Colombo. Toronto: Colombo, 2000.
  • Briefs: Certain aphorisms of John Robert Colombo. Toronto: Colombo, 2001.
  • Personal Effects: New aphorisms of John Robert Columbo. Toronto: Colombo, 2003.
  • All the Aphorisms of JRC. Shelburne, ON: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2006.
  • Indifferences: New aphorisms. Toronto: Colombo, 2009.
  • Imponderables. Toronto: Colombo, 2011.

ReferenceEdit

  • Colombo's Canadian Quotations. Edmonton, AB: Hurtig, 1974.
  • Colombo's Names & Nicknames. 1974; Toronto: NC Press, 1978.
  • Colombo's Concise Canadian Quotations. Edmonton, AB: Hurting, 1976.
  • Colombo's Canadian References. Toronto & New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
  • Colombo's Book of Canada. Edmonton, AB: Hurtig, 1978.
  • Colombo's Book of Marvels. Toronto: NC Press, 1979.
  • CDN SF & F: A bibliography of Canadian science fiction and fantasy. Toronto: Hounslow, 1979.
  • The Canada Colouring Book. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1980.
  • Blackwood's Books: A bibliography devoted to Algernon Blackwood. Toronto: Hounslow, 1981.
  • Toronto's Fantastic Street Names. Toronto: Bakka, 1982.
  • Words in Small: An anthology of miniature literary compositions. Vancouver: Cacanadadada Press, 1992.
  • Colombo's 101 Canadian Places. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1983.
  • Colombo's Canadiana Quiz Book. Saskatoon, SK: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1983.
  • Canadian Literary Landmarks. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1984.
  • 1001 Questions about Canada. Toronto & Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986.
  • Colombo's New Canadian Quotations. Edmonton, AB: Hurtig, 1987.
  • Mysterious Canada: Strange sights, extraordinary events, and peculiar places. Toronto: Doublday, 1988.
  • 999 Questions about Canada. Toronto: Doubleday, 1989.
  • Writer's Map of Toronto. Toronto: Colombo, 1991.
  • The Dictionary of Canadian Quotations. Toronto: Stoddart, 1991.
  • Writer's Map of Ontario. Toronto: Colombo, 1992.
  • The Little Blue Book of UFOs. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1992.
  • Colombo's All-Time Great Canadian Quotations. Toronto: Stoddart, 1994.
  • Ghost Stories of Ontario. Toronto & Niagara Falls, NY: Hounslow, 1995; Toronto: Dundurn, 2000.
  • Shapely Places: Places of imaginative geography. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.
  • Haunted Toronto. Toronto: Hounslow, 1996.
  • Quotable Canada: A national treasury. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, 1998.
  • Mysteries of Ontario. Toronto & Tonawanda, NY: Hounslow, 1999.
  • Colombo's Famous Lasting Words: Great Canadian quotations. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000.
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations. Toronto: Penguin, 2006.
  • A Little Book of Facts about a Really Big Country. London, ON: Penguin, 2007.
  • Footloose: A commentary on the books of Gordon Sinclair. Toronto: Colombo, 2008.
  • Whistle While You Work: A chrestomathy. Toronto: Colombo, 2008.
  • Fascinating Canada: A book of questions and answers. Toronto: Dundurn, 2011.

JuvenileEdit

  • Kidstuff: A collection of light Canadian lore for children of all ages. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.

TranslatedEdit

  • Selected Translations. Windsor, ON: Black Moss, 1982.

EditedEdit

  • Robert Zend, From Zero to One: Poems. Mission, BC: Sono Nis, 1973.
  • George Faludy, Learn this Poem of Mine by Heart: Sixty poems and one speech. Toronto: Hounslow, 1983.
  • Nicola Rousinoff, The Balkan Range: A Bulgarian Reader. Toronto: Hounslow, 1986.'
  • Richard Maurice Buck, The New Consciousness: Selected papers. Toronto: Colombo, 1994.
  • Sax Rohmer, The Wisdom of Sumuru & Tears of Our Lady by Sax Rohmer. Eugenia, ON: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010.

AnthologiesEdit

  • The Varsity Chapbook. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1959.
  • Probings: A collection of essays contributed to the Canadian Mental Health Association for its golden jubilee, 1918-1968. Toronto: Canadian Mental Health Association, 1968.
  • How Do I Love Thee? Sixty poets of Canada (and Quebec) select and introduce their favourite poems from their own work. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1970.
  • Rhymes and Reasons: Nine Canadian poets discuss their work. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
  • Colombo's Hollywood: The wit and wisdom of the moviemakers. Toronto: Collins, 1979
    • published in U.S. as Popcorn in Paradise: The wit and wisdom of Hollywood. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1979.
  • Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979)
  • Other Canadas: An anthology of science fiction and fantasy. Toronto: McGraw Hill-Ryerson, 1979.
  • Friendly Aliens: Thirteen stories of the fantastic set in Canada by foreigners. Toronto: Hounslow, 1981.
  • Not to Be Taken at Night: Thirteen classic Canadian tales of mystery and the supernatural. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1981.
  • Windigo: An anthology of fact and fantastic fiction. Saskatoon, SK: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1982.
  • Years of Light: A celebration of Leslie A. Croutch. Toronto: Hounslow, 1982.
  • We Stand on Guard: Poems and songs of Canadians in battle. Toronto: Doubleday, 1985.
  • Mysterious Canada: Strange sights, extraordinary events, and peculiar places. Toronto: Doubleday, 1988.
  • Extraordinary Experiences: Personal accounts of the paranormal in Canada. Toronto: Doubleday, 1989.
  • Mysterious Encounters: Personal accounts of the supernatural in Canada. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1990.
  • Mackenzie King's Ghost, and other personal accounts of Canadian hauntings. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1991.
  • UFOs over Canada: Personal accounts of sightings and close encounters. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1991.
  • Dark Visions: Personal accounts of the mysterious in Canada. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1992.
  • Walt Whitman's Canada. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1992.
  • Close Encounters of the Canadian Kind: Personal accounts of UFOs in Canada. Toronto: Colombo, 1994.
  • Ghosts Galore!: Personal accounts of hauntings in Canada. Toronto: Colombo, 1994.
  • Strange Stories: weird and wonderful events and experiences from Canada's past. Toronto: Colombo, 1994.
  • Voices of Rama: Traditional Ojibwa tales from the Rama Reserve, Lake Couchiching, Ontario. Toronto: Colombo, 1994.
  • Some Hungarian Poets (edited with George Jonas). Toronto: Colombo, 1995.
  • Closer than You Think: Personal accounts of the unusual in Canada. Toronto: Colombo, 1998.
  • Marvellous Stories. Strange events and experiences from Canada's past. Toronto; Colombo, 1998.
  • Singular Stories: Tales of wonder from 19th-century Canadian newspapers. Toronto: Colombo, 1999.
  • Three Mysteries of Nova Scotia. Toronto: Colombo, 1999.
  • Weird Stories: From 19th-century Canadian newspapers. Toronto: Colombo, 2000.
  • Ghosts in Our Past: 60 true ghost stories from 19th-century Canadian newspapers. Toronto: Colombo, 2000.
  • Ghost Stories of Canada. Toronto: Dundurn, 2000.
  • The Penguin Treasury of Popular Canadian poems and songs. Toronto: Penguin, 2002.
  • The Midnight Hour: Canadian accounts of eerie experiences. Toronto: Dundurn, 2004.
  • Terrors of the Night: Canadian accounts of eerie events and weird experiences. Toronto & Tonawanda, NY: Dundurn, 2005.
  • Many Mysteries. Toronto: Colombo, 2001.
  • Strange but True: Canadian stories of horror and terror. Toronto: Dundurn, 2007.
  • The New Consciousness: Selected Papers of R.M. Bucke (2007)
  • The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories. Toronto: Dundurn, 2008.
  • The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings (edited with Jason Karp). Toronto: Dundurn, 2009.
  • Jeepers Creepers: Canadian accounts of weird events and experiences. Toronto: Dundurn, 2011.

HumourEdit

  • Colombo's Little Book of Canadian Proverbs. Edmonton, AB: Hurtig, 1975.
  • 222 Canadian Jokes. Cobalt, ON: Highway Book Shop, 1981.
  • Colombo's Last Words: The dying words of eminent Canadians. Cobalt, ON: Highway Book Shop, 1982.
  • Colombo's Laws: A compendium of the laws of human behaviour conceived by eminent Canadians. Cobalt, ON: Highway Book Shop, 1982.
  • René Lévesque Buys Canada Savings Bonds, and other great Canadian grafitti. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1983.
  • Great Moments in Canadian History. Willowdale, ON: Hounslow, 1984.
  • The Toronto Puzzle Book. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1984.
  • Canada First Quiz. Innovative Promotions International, 1984.
  • Quotations from Chairman Lamport: Metro's Golden Mayor. Vancouver: Pulp Press, 1990.
  • Ogdenisms: The Frank Ogden quote book. Toronto: Hounslow, 1994.
  • Metro's Goldwyn Mayor: The complete malapropisms of Allan Lamport. Toronto: Colombo, 1995.
  • Erotica Canadiana. Toronto: Colombo, 1995.
  • 666 Canadian Jokes. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.
  • Slightly Higher in Canada: A treasury of Canadian lore. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.
  • The Stephen Leacock Quote Book. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.
  • Iron Curtains: Humour of the Soviet Union. Toronto: Colombo, 1996.
  • All About Us: A collection of occasional Canadian humour. Toronto: Colombo, 1998.
  • More Iron Curtains. Toronto: Colombo, 1998.
  • Yet More Iron Curtains. Toronto: Colombo, 2000.
  • Canadian Capers. Toronto: Colombo, 2000.
  • The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes. Toronto: Penguin, 2001.
  • The Humour of Stephen Leacock. Eugenia, ON: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2004.
  • Red Humour: East European jokes and anecdotes. Shelburne, ON: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2006.


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. JRC's Books, Colombo & Company. Web, June 8, 2014.
  2. Search results = au:John Robert Colombo, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, June 8, 2014.
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