About Douglas Lochhead

DOUGLAS LOCHHEAD was a Fellow of the RoyalDouglas Lochhead Portrait Society of Canada and a life-member of the League of Canadian Poets. Born in Guelph, Ontario in 1922, he served as an infantry and artillery officer in the Canadian Army during World War II. He was a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto. He taught English and was a member of the library staffs of universities in Canada, the United States, and Scotland. In 1975, Lochhead became the Davidson Professor of Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University, and lived in Sackville, New Brunswick, from that time. From 1987 to 1990 he was the first writer-in-residence at Mount Allison University, and was a Professor Emeritus at Mount Allison, as well as a Senior Fellow and Founding Librarian of Massey College, University of Toronto.

Lochhead's High Marsh Road was a finalist for the Governor-General's Award for Poetry, and in 2005 he received the Carlo Betocchi International Poetry Prize for High Marsh Road / La Strada di Tantramar. He was also a recipient of the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English-language Literary Arts, and of many honorary degrees.

Bibliography of Books & Chapbooks by Douglas Lochhead

The Heart is Fire (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1959)

An old woman looks out on Gabarus Bay remembering history, June 8, 1958 (Halifax: Three Fathom Press, 1959)

It Is All Around (
Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1960)

Shepherds Before Kings (Toronto: Three Fathom Press, 1963)

Poet Talking (Halifax: Apollo, 1964)

A & B & C &: An Alphabet (Toronto: Three Fathom Press, 1969)

Millwood Road Poems (Toronto: Roger Ascham Press, 1970; Sackville NB: Harrier Editons, 1998)

Prayers in a Field: Ten Poems (Toronto: Aliquando Press, 1974)

The Full Furnace: Collected Poems (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1975)

High Marsh Road: Lines for a Diary (Toronto: Anson-Cartwright Editions, 1980; Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1996) Published in Italian as La Strada di Tantramar (Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2004)

A&E (Sackville NB: Harrier Editions, 1980)

Battle Sequence Poems (Sackville NB: Harrier Editions,

The Panic Field: Prose Poems. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1984)

Tiger in the Skull: New and Selected Poems. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1986)

Upper Cape Poems. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1989)

Dykelands. (With Thaddeus Holownia). (Montreal: McGillQueen's University Press, 1989)

Black Festival: A Long Poem. (Sackville NB: Harrier Editions, 1991)

Homage to Henry Alline and Other Poems. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1992)

Charlie, Boo Boo, Nutley Clutch and others (Sackville NB: Harrier Editions,

Breakfast at Mel's and Other Poems of Love and Places. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1997)
All Things Do Continue: poems. (Toronto: St.Thomas Poetry Series, 1997)

The Lucretius Poems. (Sackville NB: Harrier Editions, 1998)

A&E (rev ed.) (Sackville NB: Harrier Editions, 1998)

Cape Engrage: Poems on a Raised Beach (Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn, 2000)

Yes, Yes, Yes! (Wolfville: Gaspereau Press, 2001)

Orkney: October Diary (Wolfville: Gaspereau Press,

Weathers: Poems New & Selected (Fredericton:
Goose Lane Editions, 2002)

Midgic (Wolfville: Gaspereau Press,

Love on the Marsh (Sackville NB: Sybertooth, 2008)

Looking into Trees (Sackville NB: Sybertooth, 2009)

Web links
Conversation with Lochhead in Studies in Canadian Literature
Globe and Mail obituary

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