by Tim Lander
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Poetry (BISAC: POE011000)
127 pp, 6 x 9, trade paper
Tim Lander is an imposing figure, with the long beard of a prophet and the mischief of a leprechaun in his eyes. He is partial to archaic hats and is known to wear a feather in them sometimes. Born in England, Tim has been performing and selling his poetry in Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver and across Canada for many years. He is an extremely prolific and talented street poet, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. To me, he represents what the best of poetry is all about.
Gentle, thoughtful and articulate, [Lander] has remained an important presence on the West Coast poetry scene for several decades, mostly based in Nanaimo.
Tim Lander came to Canada in 1964, and has lived in Vancouver, BC, Alberta and Quebec. At present, he is a semi-retired street musician, dedicated poet and self-publisher in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Tim Lander has been reading and reciting his poetry, in coffeehouses, at bus stops, streetcorners, and in public venues for years. Committed to the art and the publishing of poetry for over 40 years, Lander produces many of his own publications by hand and handsews them with a needle and thread according to demand during his travels. He appears to be from another era and h He is one of the most visible poets because he is always out in the open, in the classic tradition of the itinerant chapman, offering his poems for sale.
Lander has released one trade book of poetry, The Glass Book (Ekstasis Editions, 1999). Inappropriate Behaviour is the second volume of his collected poems.
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