“I’m knocked out by the richness, the resonance, the generosity, the hard intelligence, the clarity, the passion, and above all else, the great, great aching tenderness, which remains very much a part of who he is and he means to me.”
– Leonard Cohen
“Irving Layton takes his place with ease among the best poets writing in English today anywhere.”
– George Woodcock, former editor of Canadian Literature
“When I first clapped my eyes on the poems of Irving Layton…I let out a yell of joy…”
– William Carlos Williams
Love Poems, is the definitive collection of Irving Layton’s love poetry. Few poets have written with such sensual intensity, vitality and passion in celebration of women. Here you will discover poems of extraordinary variety – joy, jealousy, sexuality, exultation, lyricism, sarcasm and disappointment.
Irving Layton is Canada’s greatest poet. The author of 45 books, his works have been translated into 12 languages, including Italian, Spanish, French, Polish, Korean, Greek and Dutch. Major editions of his work have recently been published in Italy and Spain. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature.