Monday, October 04, 2010

Allan Glenn Rose

A member of the League of Canadian Poets and author of the critically acclaimed Griffin-nominated “Butterflies in Winter”, “So Much to Feel” and “The Girls of Saturday Morning”, Allan Glenn Rose has worn many hats over the years: construction laborer, steeplejack, high school English Literature and History teacher, organic market gardener, live music concert promoter and football coach. He has been involved in the hockey world over his lifetime as a player, scout, executive and coach.

Enjoy his vividly accessible verse just for its clarity of diction and emotion, or delve into its many layers; whatever approach you take, you will find his words strike a responsive chord in your heart.

He is one of the thirteen Canadian writers who contributed poems to the recently published “A Verdant Green”, Canada's national environmental anthology.

His latest book, “The Greatest Canadian Love Poem and Other Treasures of the Heart” explores the many aspects of this most basic and most fascinating of all human emotions. Its six sections will lead you on your own journey of the heart with stops along the way at love, loss and laughter; side trips to a beautiful garden and an enthralling cabaret, then a final stroll along the romantic roads of the past.

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