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Russell Thornton

author image Russell Thorntonís books include The Fifth Window, A Tunisian Notebook, House Built of Rain (shortlisted for the BC Book Prizesí Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the ReLit Award for poetry), The Human Shore, and his latest collection, Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain. He won the League of Canadian Poets National Contest in 2000 and The Fiddlehead's Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize in 2009. His poetry has appeared in several anthologies, among them Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry, Open Wide A Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems, the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2011 Anthology, and Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012. His poems have twice been featured on Vancouver buses as part of BCís Poetry in Transit. For several years he divided his life between Vancouver and Aberystwyth, Wales, and then Salonica, Greece. For the past number of years he has lived where he was born and grew up, in North Vancouver.


Book Cover Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain
978-1-55017-601-8 · 1-55017-601-3 · March 2013 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
The Broken Face
978-1-55017-844-9 · 1-55017-844-X · September 2018 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95

A masterful new collection by Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Russell Thornton.

Book Cover House Built of Rain
978-1-55017-281-2 · 1-55017-281-6 · April 2003 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize.
Book Cover The Human Shore
978-1-55017-385-7 · 1-55017-385-5 · October 2006 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
An accomplished collection by a poet sure to leave an indelible mark on Canadian poetry.