File 433 - Poems published, 1971.

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Poems published, 1971.

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  • 1971 (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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  • "Pardon my muted ways." The Inkpot Monkey, [1971?], p. 3.(OVERSIZE)
  • "A touch of fever." The Inkpot Monkey, [1971?], p. 3.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Resurrection." The Inkpot Monkey, [1971?], p. 3.(OVERSIZE)
  • "At the wedding of the lake." The Inkpot Monkey, [1971?], p. 3.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Little brown boy." The Inkpot Monkey, [1971?].(OVERSIZE)
  • "Truth." The Chevron, 22 January 1971, p. 24. (OVERSIZE)
  • "For Daphne." The Chevron, 12 March 1971, p. 24. (OVERSIZE)
  • "A bull shows its true colors." Voices (April 1971): 30.
  • "The defiant one." Voices (April 1971): 30.
  • "Before the great flood." Voices (April 1971): 30.
  • "The maker." Voices (April 1971): 31.
  • "Only because we are coming to the bend." Voices (April 1971): 31.
  • "Only after the coffee-break." Canadian Forum 51, no. 606-7 (July, August 1971): 40.
  • "Remains of an Oriental poet writing in Canada." New Ceylon Writing (1971): 76.
  • "For Daphne." NEWSTATEments 1, no. 2 (1971): 38.
  • "Sun-man." NEWSTATEments 1, no. 2 (1971): 52.
  • "Immigrant." NEWSTATEments 1, no. 2 (1971): 56.
  • "The Dana Porter Arts Library lounge." The Chevron, 10 September 1971, p. 16.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Biography of an elusive cat." The Chevron, 17 September 1971, p. 28.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Black on green." Poetlore 66, no. 3 (Autumn 1971): 286.
  • "Song of David." Poetlore 66, no. 3 (Autumn 1971): 286.
  • "Sacred cow." Poetlore 66, no. 3 (Autumn 1971): 287.
  • "Ma." The Chevron, 22 October 1971, p. 22.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Petition for a university probe." The Chevron, 26 October 1971, p. 12.(OVERSIZE)
  • "For Daphne." The Inkpot Monkey, 10 December 1971, p. 22.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Christmas poem." Gazette, 15 December 1971.(OVERSIZE )

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