George J. Dance, Looking and Playing in Space, Principled Press, 2011. Courtesy

Looking and Playing in Space is the debut collection of poetry by George J. Dance. It was published in August 2011, when Dance was 57 years old.[1] The publishers of record were Principled Press (Dance's imprint) and


The book is a translation of Regards et jeux dans l'espace, the only book published in his lifetime by Quebec Canadian poet Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau. The writing is modernist, with unrhymed lines of various lengths (free verse) and heavy in symbolism.

Contents Edit

I - Playing
II - Children
III - Outdoor Sketches
IV - Two Landscapes
V - Gray and Blacker
VI - Vigil

References Edit

  1. George Dance, "Looking and Playing in Space now in paperback," The Penny Blog, Aug. 30, 2011, Blogspot, Web, Sep. 1, 2011.
  2. George Dance, "Table of contents," The Penny Blog, Feb. 6, 2011. Blogspot, Web, Sep. 1, 2011.

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