If More Winters, or this the Last

By Alastair Macdonald

If More Winters, or this the Last

The latest collection in Breakwater Books' Newfoundland Poetry Series features a collection of 41 poems by poet Alastair Macdonald titled If More Winters, or this the Last .

Alastair Macdonald was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He attended and has degrees from Aberdeen University, Christ Church, Oxford and the Victoria University of Manchester. His poems have been included also in numerous anthologies and magazines. From 1955 to 1987 he was a member of the English Department of Memorial University, Newfoundland, where he is now professor emeritus. Six earlier books of poetry have been published, including Between Something and Something (U.K., 1970), Shape Enduring Mind (U.S., 1974) A Different Lens (Newfoundland, 1981), Towards the Mystery (Newfoundland, 1994).

He is a member of the Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, the League of Canadian Poets, and the Scottish Poetry Library Association.

Some of the poems in this collection appeared in earlier publications, including Hit, in Aberdeen University Review ; Rencontre, in Antigonish Review ; Outlasting, in Atlantic Advocate ; and That Strain Again, in Newfoundland Quarterly.

The Newfoundland Poetry series began in 1993 as Breakwater's 20th anniversary project to honour and preserve the literary talents of our Newfoundland and Labrador poets. Previous collections include Alastair Macdonald's Landscapes of Time, Mary Dalton's Allowing the Light, Susan Ingersoll's now the moon appears among the lilies, I Moved All My Women Upstairs by Roberta Buchanan, and Timely Departures by Randall Maggs.