Civil Elegies

This book of poetry by Dennis Lee, published in 1972, explores the concept of citizenship.

Dennis Lee

Civil Elegies is Dennis Lee's uncompromising exploration of citizenship, both Canadian and human. Eli Mandel has called Civil Elegies one of the most important contemporary books of poetry in our country. It was the winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1972. (House of Anansi Press)