Portsmouth, N.H. The Tidal Press, 1988. John Elwyn. First edition. Paperback. 59pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Orange and black printed wraps. Near fine. There is a very small light stain on the front cover. Else, the book is clean and bright. Item #22402
One of 800 copies. This is one of the softcover first editions. Leslie Norris's poetry and prose have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and Audubon.
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.