Seymour Mayne

Seymour Mayne is the author, editor or translator of more than fifty books and monographs, including anthologies and critical texts. At the University of Ottawa where he serves as Professor of Canadian Literature, Canadian Studies, and Creative Writing, he has supervised the publication of a series of twenty annual anthologies of new student writing.  Over the years he has helped sustain the Ottawa and national capital literary community.   He co-founded the poetry monthly Bywords, the poster magazine Graffito, and for a number of seasons he served as mc of the popular poetry reading venue, Bard.

His work is represented in more than eighty national and international anthologies, and his own writings have been translated into French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish. He has given hundreds of lectures and readings at universities and other institutions across Canada, the U.S., and abroad.

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Poetry by Seymour Mayne

Book Reviews by Seymour Mayne

Other Montrealers
By Seymour Mayne
Published in Ultramarine – Hail and Farewell. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 64 (Spring 1975): 98-101.
  • 4 Montreal Poets by David Solway (Author)
  • The White Magnet by Marc Plourde
  • The Stately Homes of Westmount by Harry Howith
Literary Ventriloquism
By Seymour Mayne
Published in A Salute to Earle Birney. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 30 (Autumn 1966): 73-74.
  • Selected Poems by Alain Grandbois, Patrick Lane (Author) and Ralph Gustafson (Author)
  • A Divided Voice by Francis Sparshott

Book Reviews of Seymour Mayne's Works

Chamber Music: The Poetry of Jan Zwicky
By Seymour Mayne and Sebastian Frye
Reviewed in Music and Words by Tina Northrup
Visible Living
By Marya Fiamengo, Russell Thornton, Janice Fiamengo and Seymour Mayne
Reviewed in Three Canadian Poets by Kristen Guest
Five-o'clock Shadows
By George Swede, Ted Plantos, Leonard Gasparini, George Amabile and Seymour Mayne
Reviewed in A Poetic Potpourri by R. W. Stedingh
Diversions
By Bruce Whiteman and Seymour Mayne
Reviewed in Diversions by Bruce Whiteman
Children of Abel
By Seymour Mayne
Reviewed in Expected Death by Don Precosky
Essential Words
By Seymour Mayne
Reviewed in Destinations by Marya Fiamengo
Name
By Seymour Mayne
Reviewed in I’s and Eyes by E. E. Greenglass
Engagements
By Seymour Mayne and Irving Layton
Reviewed in Down for the Count by Jim Christy