Selected Poems 1983-2020
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Selected Poems 1983-2020

Selected Poems 1983-2020, published by House of Anansi Press in Canada and the USA, April 6, 2021

Selected Poems, 1983–2020 contains a sampling of poems from each of his books, but the collection is cohesive enough to feel like the text could have been written in one go. That’s not to say we can’t track Heighton’s growth over the years – as he moves back and forth between addressing others, writing of dreams, music, heroes large and small, his times abroad as both traveller and humanitarian – but rather that his editor, Karen Solie (another brilliant poet well on her way to CanLit royalty herself), has made a judicious and representative selection from his six previous volumes to create a single work that supersedes them all. Also included are copious notes and a preface from the poet himself.”
—George Murray, Quill & Quire, starred review   READ THE FULL REVIEW →

“Superb . . . His Selected Poems represents a remarkable moment in a remarkable career.”
—Bruce Whiteman, Toronto Star  READ THE FULL REVIEW →