Books written by Dennis Lee

The Dennis Lee Omnibus

April 8, 2017 | 352 pages
This book is an exhilarating revelation. No other poet in Canada has the depth and range of Dennis Lee. Jazzman, jester, and metaphysician, hardball political thinker and passionate lover, he has been publishing poems for fifty years, working across the spectrum from nursery rhymes and skipping... More Info

The Cat and the Wizard

February 19, 2013 | 32 pages
No one needs a wizard and his old bag of tricks—until the day he meets a black cat with a spiffy hat and a lonely heart. Together they share a magical night in Toronto’s Casa Loma castle, enjoying a candlelight feast of tuna and wine and the company of new friends. Originally published in... More Info

Alligator Pie Classic Edition

May 22, 2012 |
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Garbage Delight Classic Edition

May 22, 2012 |
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Bubblegum Delicious Classic Edition

September 10, 2012 | 32 pages
This boisterous collection of schoolyard and street rhymes surprises the reader at every turn of the page, veering from silly, bouncy rhymes to poignant bedtime verse. The beautifully illustrated adventures of a boy, his beloved dog and a winsome collection of bugs create a satisfying visual... More Info

Ice Cream Store

September 10, 2012 | 64 pages
Young readers will fall in love all over again with Dennis Lee?s light-hearted verse, which embraces universal childhood experiences of every flavour, from digging holes to foreign lands to searching for the perfect pet. David McPhail?s gorgeous watercolour paintings capture Lee?s subtle... More Info

The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology

Harbour Publishing | November 30, 2009 | 160 pages
A celebration of place for the poetry of Al Purdy.  More Info


April 10, 2012 | 160 pages
The third collection in a trilogy of poetry books looks at our contemporary existence, what we have done to the world and the surprising hope the author has for the future. By the author of Un and Yesno. Original.  More Info

Civil Elegies

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 64 pages
Civil Elegies is Dennis Lee's uncompromising exploration of citizenship, both Canadian and human. Eli Mandel has called Civil Elegies one of the most important contemporary books of poetry in our country. It was the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry in 1972. This edition... More Info