Solar Poems

Solar Poems
Translated by George McWhirter


George McWhirter

A Vancouver resident since 1968 and the city's first Poet Laureate, George McWhirter was born in Belfast where he received his B.A. from Queen's University. He was Head of the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing Department from 1983 until 1993 where he earned a Killam Prize for teaching. An author of six books of poetry, two poetic works in translation, five short stories and three novels, McWhirter has been the Advisory Editor for PRISM international magazine and has edited several anthologies.



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A Time of Angels
Homero Aridjis
A poetic fable, illustrated by one of Mexico's most prominent artists, describes a dreamy contemplation of the reign of angels.