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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Daryl Hine  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1935 in New Westminster, British Columbia

Died: 2012 in Evanston, Illinois

-- Daryl Hine on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Daryl Hine lived in semi-retirement in Evanston, Illinois, until his death in 2012.

Biographical and Professional Information

Daryl Hine was born in Burnaby in 1936 and grew up in New Westminster B.C. He attended McGill University in Montreal 1954-58. His first chapbook, The Carnal and the Crane, was published as part of Louis Dudek's McGill Poetry Series in 1957.[1]Hine then went to Europe on a Canada Council scholarship, where he lived for the next three years. He moved to New York in 1962 and to Chicago in 1963, taking a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago in 1967. He taught there and at Northwestern University and at Illinois University (Chicago Campus) during the following decade while he served as editor of Poetry Magazine.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Resident Alien: Poems
ISBN: 0689106513

Atheneum. 1975

Hard cover

Selected Poems
ISBN: 0195403622

Oxford University Press Canada. 1980

The author of eight books of poetry, a novel, translations of classical writing, and travel sketches, Daryl Hine brings together in this selection the finest poems of a distinguished literary career. Though he left Canada in 1962, and has since lived in France and the United States, his impressive publications have always been highly regarded by the Canadian poetry community, and he has maintained close ties with his native country. Hine writes with wit, learning, and grace. In the worlds of John Hollander, 'There are very few poets as good as Daryl Hine, and almost none like him'.

Academic Festival Overtures
ISBN: 0689115806

Scribner. 1985

An autobiographical book of poetry dealing with the author's first year in junior high school in his native British Columbia

In and Out
ISBN: 0394572491

Knopf. 1989

Chronicles a skeptical Protestant undergraduate at McGill University and his dealings with, and move away from, the Catholic church

Postscripts: Poems
ISBN: 0679742743

Knopf. 1992

Recollected Poems 1951-2004
ISBN: 1554550211

Fitzhenry and Whiteside. 2007

Beginning with his first poem appearing in a literary journal at age 14, acclaimed Canadian-American poet Daryl Hine published eleven books of verse over a fifty-three year period - many now long out of print. This book presents Hine's own selection of his best collected and uncollected lyric poems, including that first poem, thematically divided into four sections - art, love, place, and time.

Internationally celebrated for his translations and his poetry, Hine's virtuoso attention to form and the

&: A Serial Poem
ISBN: 1554551641

Fitzhenry and Whiteside. 2010

Daryl Hine's first wholly new collection of poetry in almost twenty years is a series of some three-hundred, ten-line lyric poems, linked by and flowing through the ampersand, which gives the book its title. The poems flit from thought to thought, from the philosophical to the mundane. They are autobiographical without ever being confessional, in what is ultimately a cycle of loss and wonder. Written by a poet for whom form is a natural setting, Daryl Hine alerts us to the interconnectedness of living in our common era, evoking these through wit and learning, with the assurance of a great master.

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