Ball, Nelson

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BALL, Nelson

BALL, Nelson. Canadian, b. 1942. Genres: Poetry. Career: Weed Flower Press, Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario, founder, editor, and publisher, 1965-74; William Nelson Books, Toronto, founder and proprietor, 1972-85; Nelson Ball, Bookseller, Paris, Ontario, proprietor, 1985-; poet. Library technician, University of Toronto Library, 1967-71; cataloger, Village Book Store, Toronto, 1970-73; also worked as laborer, chauffeur, clerk, seasonal forest ranger, record store clerk, and janitor. Participated in poetry readings. Publications: POETRY: Room of Clocks, 1965; Beaufort's Scale, 1967; Spar-rows, 1968; Force Movements, 1969; Water-Pipes and Moonlight, 1969; The Pre-Linguistic Heights, 1970; Points of Attention, 1971; Round Stone, 1971; Dry Spell, 1973; Our Arms Are Featherless Wings, 1973; The Shore, 1974; With Issa: Poems 1964-71, 1991; Sightings, 1992; (ed.) Frank Harrington's Kristmiss Book, 1993; Bird Tracks on Hard Snow, 1994; Fifteen Poems, 1994; The Concrete Air, 1996; Almost Spring, 1999. Address: 31 Willow St, Paris, ON, Canada N3L 2K7.