David Helwig: recently published

It is Always Summer Nimbus Publishing / Bunim & Bannigan
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Rapid changes in the world — paperback editions, bankruptcies, the founding of more new presses — had the eventual effect of bringing the rights of several books back to me as the original author. The result of all this is the current, revised edition of It Is Always Summer, which is now available as an e-book and a paperback. See the dedicated It Is Always Summer page here

Sudden and Absolute Stranger Oberon Press
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“Almost thirty-five years ago we published The Rain Falls Like Rain, a selection of poems written up to that time. Sudden and Absolute Stranger presents a substantial selection from David Helwig's later works. … Helwig is always graceful and vigorous, an accomplished and mature poet, his work beautiful, spare, elegant and intelligent.” —Oberon

Keeping Late Hours Oberon Press
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For years David Helwig has been sending poems to friends, as New Year's presents, from his home in Prince Edward Island. Now these poems can be enjoyed by a wider public. The subjects extend from the game of golf to meditations on the present and the deep past. A series of sonnets deals with the death of a close friend. David Helwig's sharp eye brings great cities before us as well as the day-to-day landscape of maritime Canada.

“In the elegance and stillness of ‘Keeping Late Hours,’ David Helwig offers time as navigator to memory and anticipation. Each observation is an exquisite snapshot of a moment, a place, a person, rendered in deep, clear language. These poems mark time's passage hourly, daily, yearly, suspending it just long enough for us to recognize that, ‘Beauty's afoot, the universe in disguise/ ’ (The Hours) . . .an arresting and ambitious addition to an extraordinary body of work.” —Citation for the poetry winner of the PEI Book Award, May 2016

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“Clyde ... is representative of an enigmatic generation of Canadians who ... came of age after the Second World war ... This is a memory novel ... an entertaining and fast read ... Clyde is a character study, a rake's progress of sorts, and on those terms it succeeds.” —Quill and Quire

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Contemporary Canadian Poetry, Volume 7.

"David Helwig has written two-handed poetry: a lyrical seasonal record appears in series with a strange, discomfiting, valedictory narrative. The seasonal record is short and tight, the odd narrative explosive in subject and in emotion. Helwig has already found acclaim as a poet but this book will surprise his devoted readers and should attract new ones."
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