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Acorn, Milton

Overview
Works: 78 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 2,333 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.A18, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Milton Acorn
More poems for people by Milton Acorn ( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I've tasted my blood, poems 1956 to 1968 by Milton Acorn ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Island means Minago by Milton Acorn ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dig up my heart : selected poems, 1952-83 by Milton Acorn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The uncollected Acorn by Milton Acorn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jackpine sonnets by Milton Acorn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a springtime instant : the selected poems of Milton Acorn, 1950-1986 by Milton Acorn ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milton Acorn remains one of the most important Canadian poets of the 20th century. This new volume of his Selected Poems solidifies Acorn's reputation and confirms his place in Canadian literature. As James Deahl, the Editor asserts in his Introduction, "Milton Acorn's poetry stands among the most challenging work produced during the last half of the twentieth century. His ability to see connections between a strange assortment of things is striking. And the reader is called up to be as agile as the poet in jumping from one idea to another." Acorn remains a conundrum for many. He was both a communist and a traditional conservative, not at different times, but at the same time. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Prince Edward Island at the same time as the Rt. Hon. John Diefenbaker, former Prime Minister of Canada, received his. Acorn read deeply and widely, and in his personal library the poet had the complete works of George Grant and many volumes of the works of Stalin. Acorn would often comment "Life is contradiction." Acorn knew and absorbed much from his fellow poets. "From Scott and Livesay he learned the importance of the poet being a political activist... From MacEwen, his wife at the time, Acorn took all things Egyptian... .If Acorn learned plain speech from the likes of Livesay, he learned more deeply layered poetry from MacEwen... ." From Alden Nowlan, a fellow Maritimer, he learned how to incorporate colloquial expressions and usage in poems. He absorbed so much from many other fellow poets, Al Purdy, Irving Layton, Kenneth Leslie, Joe Wallace, Jamie Reid, Red Lane and more. In A Springtime Instant: The Selected Poems of Milton Acorn the reader will discover and appreciate all the diversity, passion, variety, contradictions that swept through Acorn's life and his poetry. This volume has been masterly arranged and edited by James Deahl, Acorn's long-time friend, an accomplished poet, essayist and publisher in his own right
Hundred proof earth by Milton Acorn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Neal MacDougal & the naked goddess : a demi-prophetic work as a sonnet-series by Milton Acorn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I shout love and other poems by Milton Acorn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The edge of home : Milton Acorn from the island by Milton Acorn ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whiskey Jack by Milton Acorn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jawbreakers by Milton Acorn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Northern red oak : poems for and about Milton Acorn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The road to Charlottetown : a play by Milton Acorn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stand of jackpine : two dozen Canadian sonnets by Milton Acorn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brain's the target by Milton Acorn ( Book )
3 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To hear the faint bells by Milton Acorn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the eclipse : poems ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I shout love : on shaving off his beard by Milton Acorn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Acorn, Milton
Acorn, Milton James Rhode 1923-1986
Acorn, Milton James Rhodes.
Acorn, Milton James Rhodes 1923-1986
Languages
English (108)
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