John V. Hicks

John V. Hicks was born in London, England and emigrated to Canada as a child. His family settled in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where he continued to live until his death in 1999. Hicks wrote for many years while working in the civil service and during that time his poetry and prose appeared in many of the best literary publications in North America.

Hicks earned wide critical acclaim, and was called "one of the best poets writing in North America." In 1987 he earned an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from the University of Saskatchewan, and in 1992 he received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit for his longtime contribution to the arts and his community. During his career John published nine books of poetry, including Rootless Tree (Thistledown, 1985), and Sticks and Strings: Selected and New Poems (Thistledown, 1988), and a non-fiction book, Side Glances: Notes on the Writers Craft (Thistledown, 1988). His first book of poetry, Now Is a Far Country, was published by Thistledown Press in 1978

 

 

 


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poetry

80 pages/trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-895449-01-3
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John V. Hicks


“Hicks uses language with the precision and grace of an artist who has gained understanding and mastery of his medium....”
Calgary Herald.

 

Reviews

Burke, Anne. Canadian Book Review Annual (1993): 210.
Diehl-Jones, Charlene. “Cafe companions.” Books in Canada (March 1993): 50.
Forbes, Alexander M. “Chiaroscuro.” Books in Review (October 1993): 183-4.

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poetry

80 pages/trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-895449-61-7
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John V. Hicks


Overheard by Conifers is John V. Hicks' ninth volume of poetry, and he is, quite simply, one of the greatest living Canadian poets.

“It is not an exaggeration to say that each poem is a work of art...Hicks follows in the Great Tradition of the masters.” — Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature.

 

Reviews

Robertson, Bill. “Saskatchewan poets have stories to tell.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . January 18, 1997. C11.
Smith, Steven Ross. Prairie Fire 18.2 (Summer 1997): 121-2.
Terfloth, Barbara F. E. “Quiet book speaks volumes.” Prince Albert Daily Herald . November 22, 1996. 10.

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poetry

160 pages/Cloth

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ISBN: 978-0-920066-97-3
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John V. Hicks

 

John V. Hicks' fourth book of poetry attests to his mastery of language and the wisdom of a life sensitively lived. 

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poetry

156 pages/trade paper

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ISBN: 978-0-920633-51-9
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John V. Hicks


John V. Hicks assembled Sticks and Strings with the same precise and artful style given all his poetry.
Called the greatest Canadian lyrical poet of the last fifty years, Hicks was for most of his life better known and admired on the international writing stage than he was in Canada. A prolific writer with a master’s tome of perfect poems, Sticks and Strings allows those who would write poetry the opportunity to study how the measure and leap of line is bound to both inspiration and intellect, and those who love to read poetry the opportunity to witness the classic, ancient art of literature put to modern practice.

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 POETRY

156 pages/cloth

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ISBN: 978-0-920633-50-2
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John V. Hicks

 
John V. Hicks assembled Sticks and Strings with the same precise and artful style given all his poetry. 
Called the greatest Canadian lyrical poet of the last fifty years, Hicks was for most of his life better known and admired on the international writing stage than he was in Canada. A prolific writer with a master’s tome of perfect poems, Sticks and Strings allows those who would write poetry the opportunity to study how the measure and leap of line is bound to both inspiration and intellect, and those who love to read poetry the opportunity to witness the classic, ancient art of literature put to modern practice.

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