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by George J. Dance

Robert Boates

Robert Boates. Courtesy University of Toronto.

Robert Boates (born 1954) is a Canadian poet.

LifeEdit

Boates was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario.[1]

In 1989 he suffered a head injury which caused traumatic brain injury, damaging the language center part of his brain.[2]

He has published poetry in The New Quarterly, Event, edge (Japan), Beneath the Surface, paperplates, and i.e. Magazine (devoted to brain injury).[3]

WritingEdit

Wikipedia: "His poetry, which is clear, erudite, well-crafted, intelligent, and economical, 'provides a literary voice for survivors of brain trauma, documenting his passage in a second life'.... His style, in its contemporariness-without-ornament, can be reminiscent of Larry Levis."[4]

RecognitionEdit

Boates shared first place in a 1986 national poetry competition sponsored by Fame Canada Enterprises of Victoria, British Columbia.[5]

PublicationsEdit

  • Late September. Hamilton, ON: Cannon Press. 1990.
  • The Good Life: Poems. Hamilton, ON: Cactus Tree Press. 1990.
  • The Afterlife: Poems. Hamilton, ON: Hamilton Haiku Press. 1992.
  • The Afterlife. Toronto: Seraphim Editions, 1998.
  • He Carries Fear: Poems. Hamilton, ON: Cactus Tree Press, 2006.
Late September

Late September


Bibliographical information courtesy the University of Toronto.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Robert Boates - biography, LoveThePoem.com, Web, June 30, 2012.
  2. Interview of Robert Boates by Arthur Stewart, Canadian Poetry Online, University of Toronto Libraries,UToronto.ca, Web, June 30, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Robert Boates: Published Works, Canadian Poetry Online, University of Toronto Libraries, UToronto.ca, Web, June 30, 2012.
  4. "Robert Boates," Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Web, June 30, 2012.
  5. Robert Boates: Awards, Canadian Poetry Online, University of Toronto Libraries, UToronto.ca, Web, June 30, 2012.

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