Earle Birney: Poems



  • David and Other Poems. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1942.
  • Now Is Time. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1945.
  • The Strait of Anian. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1948.
  • Trial of a City and Other Verse. Toronto: Ryerson, 1952.
  • Ice Cod Bell or Stone. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1962.
  • Near False Creek Mouth. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1964.
  • Two Poems. Halifax, 1964.
  • Selected Poems: 1940-1966. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1966.
  • Memory No Servant, 1968
  • The Poems of Earle Birney: a New Canadian Library selection (New Canadian library original N06), Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969.
  • pnomes jukollages & other stunzas, 1969
  • Rag & Bone Shop. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1970.
  • The Bear on the Delhi Road: selected poems. London: Chatto & Windus, 1973.
  • what's so big about GREEN?. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
  • The Collected Poems of Earle Birney. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1975.
  • Alphabeings and Other Seasyours. London, Ont.: Pikadilly Press, 1976.
  • The Rugging and the Moving Times: Poems New and Uncollected 1976. Coatsworth, ON: Black Moss Press, 1976.
  • Ghost in the Wheels: Selected Poems. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977.
  • Fall by Fury & Other Makings. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1978.
  • The Mammoth Corridors. Okemos, MI.: Stone Press, 1980.
  • Copernican Fix. Toronto: ECW Press, 1985.
  • Last Makings: Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991.
  • One Muddy Hand: Selected Poems, Sam Solecki (ed.), 2006
  • The Essential Earle Birney, Jim Johnstone (ed.), 2014
  • January Morning/Downtown Vancouver


  • Turvey: a military picaresque. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1949.
  • Down the Long Table. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1955.
  • Big Bird in the Bush: Selected stories and sketches. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1978.


  • The Creative Writer, 1966
  • The Cow Jumped Over the Moon: The writing and reading of poetry, Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972.
  • Essays on Chaucerian Irony, 1985
  • Spreading Time: Remarks on Canadian Writing and Writers, 1904-1949, 1989.


  • The Damnation of Vancouver. New Canadian Library original; N 011. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1977.
  • Words on Waves: selected radio plays of Earle Birney. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press & CBC Enterprises, 1985.


  • Twentieth Century Canadian Poetry, an anthology with introduction and notes. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1953.
  • Four parts sand. New Canadian poets. [Ottawa]: Oberon Press, 1972.

Except where noted, bibliographic information courtesy University of Toronto.[8]

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