Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014

Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014

David Pratt

 

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The settings for David Pratt’s poetry are as diverse as their content and form, including Canada, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Israel, France, Norway, Spain, and the isles of Greece. Certain themes recur: war is one of them, reflecting the poet’s childhood under German bombers in wartime England. Another theme is art and artists, celebrating the work of the Canadian Fred Varley, the Czech Jakub Schikaneder, the Norwegian Edvard Munch, and the Dutch van Gogh. Other poets and writers are memorialized: Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Isaac Babel, André Frénaud. Interspersed among these pieces are personal poems that record the heart`s journey across the decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Pratt

David Pratt

David Pratt was born in Britain and came to Canada at the age of 22. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals in Canada, the U.S., Britain, and Australia. He is the compiler of The Impossible Takes Longer: The 1000 Wisest Things Ever Said by Nobel Prize Laureates. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.