In the Kosher Chow Mein Restaurant by Roger Nash

by Roger Nash, former President of the League of Canadian Poets

Winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry for 1997

Winner of the Arc Confederation Poets' Award for "Circumstantial Evidence of the Visitation of Angels"

Winner of the 1993-94 Fiddlehead Poetry Contest for "In the Kosher Chow Mein Restaurant"

Roger Nash's first collection since Night Flying in 1990, In the Kosher Chow Mein Restaurant was worth the wait. This is a substantial and satisfying gathering of poems which confirms the growing sense that in Nash we have a poet who "helps restore the vital enchantment of things we take too much for granted" (Richard Lemm, Atlantic Provinces Book Review). Through Nash's poems the world encounters us from a variety of angles: tentative, quizzical, humorous, preoccupied, peremptory. "Roger Nash releases language in hot pursuit of an idea, allows it to discover its own resources, to push through to its own affirmations" (Richard Poole, Gadfly, UK).


". . . a delicious blend of levity and lyricism . . ." (Renee Rodin, Outlook)

Book Details

Published October, 1996
ISBN 1-896350-02-X
91pp. softcover
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