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Daryl Hine (February 24, 1936 – August 20, 2012)

William Daryl Hine (February 24, 1936 – August 20, 2012) was a Canadian poet and translator.

Hine was born in Burnaby in 1936 and grew up in New Westminster B.C. He attended McGill University in Montreal 1954-58. His first chapbook, The Carnal and the Crane, was published as part of Louis Dudek's McGill Poetry Series in 1957.

Hine then voyaged to Europe on a Canada Council scholarship, where he lived for the next three years. He moved to New York in 1962 and to Chicago in 1963, taking a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago[2] in 1967. He taught there and at at Northwestern University and at Illinois University (Chicago Campus) during the following decade while he served as editor of Poetry magazine. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1986. Following the death of his partner of more than 30 years, the philosopher Samuel Todes, Hine lived in semi-retirement in Evanston, Illinois.

He was the son of the late Robert Fraser and Elsie James Hine.

He was an editor of Poetry magazine, from 1968 to 1978. The correspondence is held at Indiana University.

Hine's work appeared in the New York Review of Books, Harper's, The New Yorker, The Tamarack Review, The Paris Review.

The poet first came out as gay in his 1975 work In & Out, which was initially available only in a privately printed version in limited circulation. The work did not gain general publication until 1989.

Hine died of complications of a blood disorder on August 20, 2012 at the age of 76. A final collection of his poetry, A Reliquary, is being prepared for publication.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Hine

Daryl Hine, 1993, by Robert Giard (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/brbldl_getrec.asp?fld=img&id=1121478)
American photographer Robert Giard is renowned for his portraits of American poets and writers; his particular focus was on gay and lesbian writers. Some of his photographs of the American gay and lesbian literary community appear in his groundbreaking book Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, published by MIT Press in 1997. Giard’s stated mission was to define the literary history and cultural identity of gays and lesbians for the mainstream of American society, which perceived them as disparate, marginal individuals possessing neither. In all, he photographed more than 600 writers. (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/giard.html)

Further Readings:

Recollected Poems 1951-2004 by Daryl Hine
Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside; 1 edition (April 24, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1554550211
ISBN-13: 978-1554550210
Amazon: Recollected Poems 1951-2004

Beginning with his first poem appearing in a literary journal at age 14, acclaimed Canadian-American poet Daryl Hine published eleven books of verse over a fifty-three year period - many now long out of print. This book presents Hine's own selection of his best collected and uncollected lyric poems, including that first poem, thematically divided into four sections - art, love, place, and time.
Internationally celebrated for his translations and his poetry, Hine's virtuoso attention to form and the resonance of his details make these poems some of the finest written in the English language.

This collection includes an introduction by the author.

"For his control of learning and wit I can think of few poets alive who can approach him. There are very few poets as good as Daryl Hine and almost none like him." -- John Hollander

"I cannot tell how it is that Daryl Hine knows so much, but it is his poetry which knows. . . his poetry does the telling. If that is what it means to be civilized, witty, playful and urbane. . . such provocations afford us access to experience in a heightened register, a major key." -- Richard Howard

". . . there is a heroic sense in these poems of a need to parry [the world's] onslaughts with steely verbal elegance. . . typical of his civilized erotic self-criticism, somewhat elevated in traditional form. . . I find him sometimes a slightly disconcerting blend of openness and fastidiousness. . . frequently, touching, exact, musical and evocative." -- John Fuller, T.L.S.

"Hine is a superb poetic craftsman. . . a 'geographer of the word'. . . one is overwhelm-ingly aware of these poems as poems." -- Barry Cameron, Canadian Literature

More Particular Voices at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Particular Voices

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