Richard Stevenson

A prolific writer, Richard Stevenson has published twelve collections of poetry (including Why Were All the Werewolves Men? (Thistledown, 1994), A Murder of Crows: New & Selected Poems (Black Moss Press, 1998) and Nothing Definite Yeti (Ekstasis Editions, 1999)) and four poetry chapbooks. His work has over 400 magazine, newspaper, and journal appearances to its credit, and can also be found in many textbooks and anthologies. Richard won the 1994 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for From the Mouths of Angels (Ekstasis, 1993).

Richard is a long-time teacher and has worked in classrooms from Victoria, BC to Nigeria. For the past fifteen years, he has been a permanent staff member of Lethbridge Community College in Alberta.

He is an extremely active arts organizer, readings host, editor and book reviewer. He is also the co-founder of Naked Ear, a poetry-jazz performance ensemble.






juvenile poetry

104 pages/trade paper

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Why Were All the Werewolves Men?

ISBN: 978-1-895449-30-3

 They are all here — Ogopogo, the Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti, and even some new acquaintances such as Cadborosauraus, the Tazelwurm, and the Yowie.

“The humourous, rhyming verse and colourful imagery of these poems suggest a high appeal to a younger audience.” — Canadian Content.

The humour in this inviting collection provides a catylist for the study of poetry and mythology.


Anctil, Donna. Living (Winter 94/5): 28.
Bly, David. “Monster poems sure to delight every youngster in the house.” Calgary Herald . March 25, 1995.
Canadian Content (Winter 1995).
Clemence, Verne. “Whirling Whoompus meets Yowza Yowie Rap.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . May 20, 1995.
Collins Thomason, Melody. Canadian Children's Literature 78 (1995): 70.
Haughian, Sheree. Canadian Book Review Annual (1995): 6211.
Ripley, Stephen. “Nightmare on College Drive.” The Endeavor . November 24, 1994. 8.
Spackman, Devin. “Monster book tickles kids' fears.” Lethbridge Herald . December 10, 1994. C4.
Zaidman, Harriet. Canadian Materials 1.6 (July 1995).


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