File 432 - Poems published, 1970.

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Poems published, 1970.

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  • 1970 (Creation)
    Crusz, Rienzi

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Rienzi Crusz was a poet and retired librarian living in Waterloo, ON. Born in Galle, Sri Lanka, Crusz was educated at the University of Ceylon (B.A. Hons.) and was employed as Chief Research Librarian for the Central Bank of Ceylon. After emigrating to Canada in 1965, he attended the University of Toronto (B.L.S.) and the University of Waterloo (M.A.). He worked at the University of Toronto Library and in 1969 was appointed as a reference and collections development librarian at the University of Waterloo, a position he held until his retirement in 1993.

His creative work first began to appear in periodicals and newspapers in 1968, and in 1974, his first collection of poems was published under the title Flesh and thorn. Since then, numerous other collections have been published. Crusz is an active voice among Canadian immigrant poets, and his work depicts the contrasts between South Asian and Canadian life. In 1994, he won the literature award in the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Awards.

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  • "Resurrection." Liontayles 3 (April 1970): 21.
  • "From a fisherman's log-book." Liontayles 3 (April 1970): 20.
  • "Summertime at Waterloo Park." Malahat Review, no. 14 (April 1970): 108.
  • "Resurrection." Quarterly Poetry Magazine, no. 31 (Spring 1970): 21.
  • "From a fisherman's log-book." Fiddlehead, no. 85 (May, June, July 1970): 19.
  • "Immigrant." Fiddlehead, no. 85 (May, June, July 1970): 20-21.
  • "Tramp." Fiddlehead, no. 85 (May, June, July 1970): 22-23.
  • "Sermon in the forest." New York Quarterly, no. 3 (Summer 1970): 48.
  • "The companions." Prairie Schooner 44, no. 2 (Summer 1970): 163.
  • "The havocking of silence." Prairie Schooner 44, no. 2 (Summer 1970): 164-165.
  • "September." Prairie Schooner 44, no. 2 (Summer 1970): 165.
  • "Like the lotus." Fiddlehead, no. 86 (August, September, October 1970): 138.
  • "Prophecy." Trace (Autumn 1970): 489.
  • "Prophecy." Gazette, 4 November 1970. (OVERSIZE)
  • "Moods." Gazette, 4 November 1970.(OVERSIZE)
  • "For Daphne." Gazette, 4 November 1970.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Immigrant." Gazette, 4 November 1970.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Resurrection." Gazette, 4 November 1970.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Summertime at Waterloo Park." Gazette, 4 November 1970.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Remains of an Oriental poet writing in Canada." Gazette, 4 November 1970.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Sun-man." Gazette 4 November 1970.
  • "For Daphne." Poetlore 65, no. 4 (Winter 1970): 385.
  • "God's hiding place." Poetlore 65, no. 4 (Winter 1970): 386.
  • "Sun-man." Poetlore 65, no. 4 (Winter 1970): 387.
  • "Summertime at Waterloo Park." Poetlore 65, no. 4 (Winter 1970): 388.
  • "Dream for a Singhala Man." Poetlore 65, no. 4 (Winter 1970): 389.
  • "Protest." Poetlore 65, no. 4 (Winter 1970): 391.

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