|Tom Wayman was born in Ontario in 1945, but has spent most of his life in British Columbia. He has worked at a number of jobs, both blue and white-collar, across Canada and the U.S., and has helped bring into being a new movement of poetry in these countries - the incorporation of the actual conditions and effects of work. He received his MFA in English and writing at the University of California in Irvine has been awarded the Canadian Authors' Association medal for poetry, the A.J.M. Smith Prize for distinguished achievement in Canadian poetry and first prize in the USA Bicentennial Poetry Awards competition. His poetry has been published in literary magazines across the world, including The Paris Review, Saturday Night, The Hudson Review and Canadian Forum. He currently teaches at the University of Calgary and remains Squire of "Appledore," his estate in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern BC.|
The Colours of the Forest|
978-1-55017-202-7 ∑ 1-55017-202-6 ∑ 1999 ∑ $16.95
Tom Wayman returns with new vigour in his latest collection of poetry. Shortlisted for the 1999 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
Did I Miss Anything?: Selected Poems 1973-1993|
978-1-55017-092-4 ∑ 1-55017-092-9 ∑ 1993 ∑ $15.95
"His is a wry, down-to-earth, often humourous vision - a perceptive, everyman's view of life, couched in straight forward, accessible language." -Coast News
978-1-55017-586-8 ∑ 1-55017-586-6 ∑ March 2012 ∑ $16.95
Tom Waymanís newest collection of poems, Dirty Snow, unflinchingly considers the impact of the Afghan War: its absence and presence in Canadiansí everyday lives as citizens of a nation at war.
The Dominion of Love: An Anthology of Canadian Love Poems|
978-1-55017-238-6 ∑ 1-55017-238-7 ∑ January 2001 ∑ $21.95
A sumptuous and unforgettable collection of love poems by fifty of Canada's best writers.
The Face of Jack Munro|
978-0-920080-59-7 ∑ 0-920080-59-6 ∑ 1986 ∑ $16.95
Wayman's tenth book of poems.
Going for Coffee: Poetry on the Job|
978-0-920080-09-2 ∑ 0-920080-09-X ∑ 1981 ∑ $21.95
Now in its third printing! The original ground-breaking anthology of North American work poetry.
High Speed Through Shoaling Water|
978-1-55017-401-4 ∑ 1-55017-401-0 ∑ May 2007 ∑ $17.95
Tom Wayman, one of Canadaís most beloved poets, follows his Governor Generalís Award-nominated My Father's Cup with a new collection of 80 poems.
In a Small House on the Outskirts of Heaven|
978-1-55017-002-3 ∑ 1-55017-002-3 ∑ 1989 ∑ $24.95
"Wayman rides the waves of local history and popular concerns to produce exceptionally fine poems." -Alan Twigg
Inside Job: Essays on the New Work Writing|
978-0-920080-46-7 ∑ 0-920080-46-4 ∑ 1983 ∑ $16.95
"Tom Wayman has earned an international reputation as a poet who sees into the heart and mind of the workplace." -Vancouver Province
My Father's Cup|
978-1-55017-282-9 ∑ 1-55017-282-4 ∑ September 2002 ∑ $16.95
Shortlisted for the 2003 Governor General's Award for Poetry.
Paperwork: An Anthology|
978-1-55017-042-9 ∑ 1-55017-042-2 ∑ 1991 ∑ $17.95
Most North Americans spend more than half of their waking hours at work, yet in our surrounding culture - television, movies, news media, schools, advertising and fine arts - there are few honest depictions of our daily working lives.