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Hard Times

by (author) Rob Rolfe

Quattro Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
Canadian, Nature
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
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Hard Times rewews Rob Rolfe's imaginative exploration of the mostly unrecorded history of Owen Sound's workign class Mudtown and the Grey-Bruce region. He also journey's in memory to Montreal, Toronto, London, Windsor and beyond to other parts of the Americas. The writing shows his continuing mastery of subtly simple poetric forms, and of short tales in prose.

About the author

Rob Rolfe is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Crooked Bridge (Lyricalmyrical, 2005) and The Tracks of the Dead (Lyricalmyrical, 2007). Born in London, Ontario, he currently lives and works in Toronto. He is a librarian with a special interest in public library service to First Nations, the Black/Caribbean and Spanish-speaking communities, and as a trade unionist he has been involved in social justice issues for many years. His poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, Grain, The Prairie Journal, This Magazine, Impulse, Canadian Dimension, Rikka, Our Times and the anthology, Garden Variety (Quattro Books, 2007).

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