Carl Hare | Author, Poet, Teacher
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“Imagination is the breath of life”



Book One of the epic poem On the Breast of the River of Time, “Odysseus” recounts the final perilous quest the hero had to undertake.

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A Weathering of Years

These poems explore our ages by the season: Child’s adventure in untidy garden With its ancient, stooped gardener; young poet Begging in Seattle; celebrations Of birth, birthdays and of deaths; old Ibsens, Restless in their solace; backyard elegy; And more beside, all etched in shifting verse.

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The second of the epic trilogy, On the River of Time, which examines three figures – one mythical, one historical, and one fictional – from different time periods spanning almost three thousand years: Odysseus in Greece; Spenser, the poet, in Ireland; and Archer, a renegade actor/director in Canada.

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About Carl Hare

Carl Hare in his long career has been a professor, actor, director, playwright, and poet. His most recent work includes performances of his play The Eagle and the Tiger and his adaptation of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman; the setting of six of his children’s poems to music by Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth; a commissioned poem for Forsyth’s A Ballad of Canada, performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra; and A Weathering of Years, a collection of poetry published in 2015.

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