Portsmouth, NH: The Tidal Press, 1988. John Elwyn. First Edition, 1/200. Hardcover. 59 pp. Octavo [24 cm.] Full rust colored cloth with gilt stamped title on backstrip. Fine in like jacket. Illustrated with four full page black and white illustrations, and a full color frontis. Item #11391
Both Welshman and Utahn, Norris taught writing at BYU for two decades, and has many published poems and stories to his credit, including 'Girl from Cardigan', 'The Loud Winter' and 'Ransoms'. Considered the most important Welsh writer of the postwar period, with a writing career that spanned decades. A candidate for poet laureate of England (which eventually went to Ted Hughes). A member of both the Welsh Academy and England's Royal Society of Literature and winner of the prestigious Cholmondeley Poetry Prize, Leslie Norris was a poet of the first order who will be greatly missed.