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Barry Dempster

author image Barry Dempster was born in Scarborough, Ontario, and was educated in child psychology. He has worked at both the Children’s Aid and the Queen Street Mental Health Centre in Toronto. For six years, he was poetry and reviews editor for the Poetry Canada Review. Currently, he works as an editor for Brick Books. He and his wife, Karen, live in Holland Landing, Ontario, where he runs a film series and two book groups. He has published eight collections of poetry, three works of fiction and one children’s book.


Book Cover The Words Wanting Out: Poems Selected and New
978-0-88971-192-1 · 0-88971-192-5 · October 2003 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95
"the poetry in this collection is as good as it gets in this country. . . . one of the finest books of poetry I’ve read this year." –Richard Stevenson, League of Canadian Poets