Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. The poem that is RIFFS tells the story of a passionate love affair, in vintage Lee style -- with whoops, deep chords, and headlong improvisational arcs. We hear Bach, Bo Diddley, Bird; the news is heartache and being. Celebratory and catastrophic, the poem tracks ways in which eros and our lives are made mutually accountable. RIFFS is a landmark achievement from the poet of Civil Elegies and The Gods. "This is a grown-up voice, a voice of gritty honesty, of integrity...we are taken along for the ride in an entirely convincing, captivating way" -- Quill and Quire.
About the Author
Dennis Lee, OC, MA (born 31 August 1939) is a Canadian poet and thinker who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is also a children's writer. Lee has a bachelor's and a master's degree in English from the University of Toronto. He is best known for his children's writings; his most famous work is the rhymed Alligator Pie (1974). He also wrote the lyrics to the theme song of the 1980s television show Fraggle Rock and, with Philip Balsam, many of the other songs for that show. Balsam and Lee also wrote the songs for the television special The Tale of the Bunny Picnic. Lee is co-writer of the story for the film Labyrinth.