File 435 - Poems published, 1973.

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Poems published, 1973.

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  • 1973 (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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  • "Conversations with God about my present whereabouts." Times of Ceylon Annual (1973): n.p.
  • "For Daphne." Times of Ceylon Annual (1973). n.p.
  • "Moods." Times of Ceylon Annual (1973). n.p.
  • "Elegy." Times of Ceylon Annual (1973). n.p.
  • "Immigrant." Times of Ceylon Annual (1973). n.p.
  • "Faces of the sun-man." Ceylon Observer Pictorial (1973): n.p.
  • "Pardon my muted ways." Fiddlehead, no. 96 (Winter 1973): 74.
  • "Separate stones." Fiddlehead, no. 96 (Winter 1973): 73.
  • "How an old poet beat loneliness to death." Confrontation, no. 6 (Spring 1973): 16.
  • "A touch of fever." Happenstance 3, no. 2 (March, April 1973): 6.
  • "Conversations with God concerning my present whereabouts." The Maker 1, no. 3 (April 1973): 15.
  • "The bone-thrower." Happenstance 3, no. 3 (May, June 1973): 7.
  • "Elegy." Gazette, 13 June 1973.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Elegy." Cooperation Canada (July, August 1973): 30.
  • "Boy and bird." Cooperation Canada (July, August 1973): 30.
  • "Resurrection." Cooperation Canada (July, August 1973): 31.
  • "Remains of an Oriental poet writing in Canada." Cooperation Canada (July August 1973): 31.
  • "Conversations with God about my present whereabouts." Applegarth's Folly, no. 1 (Summer 1973): 43.
  • "Birth of a misogynist." The English Quarterly 6, no. 2 (Summer 1973): 217.
  • "Sun-man in suburbia." Fiddlehead, no. 98(Summer 1973): 66.
  • "In the idiom of the brave." Fiddlehead, no. 98 (Summer 1973): 67.
  • "Christmas poem." Fiddlehead, no. 98 (Summer 1973): 68.
  • "Vilma." Fiddlehead, no. 98 (Summer 1973): 69.
  • "Some metaphors for Wendy." Quarry 22, no. 3 (Summer 1973): 3.
  • "The maker." Quarry 22, no. 3 (Summer 1973): 4.
  • "The sun-man looks at pain." Quarry 22, no. 3 (Summer 1973): 5.
  • "With the tempestuous myths of birds." Quarry 22, no. 3 (Summer 1973): 6.
  • "I am balancing on ice with more poems in my hand." Dalhousie Review 53, no. 3 (Autumn 1973): 558.
  • "Again Vilma." Fiddlehead, no. 99 (Fall 1973): 76.
  • "Sun-man." Gazette, 10 October 1973.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Immigrant." Gazette, 10 October 1973.(OVERSIZE)
  • "Prophecy." Gazette, 10 October 1973.(OVERSIZE)

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