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Every Other Word

This is not a book of quotations or a volume of aphorisms. Instead, Every Other Word is an original collection of 1,720 remarks and observations about the world and its inhabitants that consider and reconsider the traditional wisdom of the ancients and … Continue reading

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No Longer Now

No Longer Now consists of the “poems and effects” composed during the year 2020 by John Robert Colombo. The present volume ishis sixteenth “poetry annual,” so these volumes act as a good guide to what has changed and what has remained constant … Continue reading

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Remains to Be Seen

Remains to Be Seen with its equivocal title is a collection of the “Poems and Effects of 2019” composed by the Toronto poet and editor John Robert Colombo. There are over one hundred texts here in the sixteenth volume in this series … Continue reading

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More One Word Poems

More One Word Poems is a collection of poems that are so brief they might be called breviloquent. Most of the poems are a single word in length, seldom more than three words in all! Yet each poem is complete in … Continue reading

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I Dream of Pallas Athene

I Dream of Pallas Athene offers the reader thirty-nine original poems, some quite lengthy, that honour the spirit of Pallas Athene as a goddess of the Ancient Greeks and also in her present emanations as the Oracle, the Sibyl, the … Continue reading

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Serious Considerations

John Robert Colombo’s latest publication consists of all the poems and effects that he composed during the year 2018. The contents appear in chronological order, as do the entries in the Canadian author and anthologist’s diary or journal entries for … Continue reading

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The Notebooks of John Robert Colombo

This is the general title of five volumes that collect the occasional writings of one of the most prolific of Canada’s authors and anthologists. It is a treasury of his lesser-known works. In addition to researching, writing, editing, collecting, compiling, … Continue reading

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Curious Canadiana

Here is an entertaining compilation of out-of-the-way Canadiana discovered and presented by John Robert Colombo. The information is described in a novel manner. This is not a quiz book (long questions, short answers) but a question-and-answer book (short questions, long … Continue reading

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More of Less

In these pages are more than 175 poems and effects, along with twelve months of entries from the author’s daily journal. They document the year 2017 as lived by John Robert Colombo. Here are musings and amazements aplenty: tributes, reminiscences, … Continue reading

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Beside the Point

Beside the Point is a new compendium of the adages, aphorisms, and epigrams that were composed over a three-year period by author and editor John Robert Colombo. Here are some two thousand short and original remarks arranged in alphabetical order … Continue reading

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Here For Now

Here for Now is a new collection of close to two hundred poems and effects composed during the calendar year 2016 by John Robert Colombo. The poet reacts to the issues of the day but in the main he offers … Continue reading

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Immense Estates

Immense Estates consists of all the poems that were composed by poet and anthologist John Robert Colombo during the calendar year 2015. The poems are arranged in chronological order and are also dated, so it is possible to read through … Continue reading

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Covers updated

Bill Andersen has designed many book covers for John and Ruth Colombo. This slideshow includes them all, right up to JRC’s latest, Self-Schrift.

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Jules Verne’s Canada

It is not widely known that the great French storyteller Jules Verne set seven of his exciting, action-packed adventure novels in Canada, that is, in Upper Canada and Lower Canada, in the Klondike, in the Mackenzie District, in the Niagara … Continue reading

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Self-Schrift

Self-Schrift consists of commentaries on all the books written, compiled, edited, and translated by John Robert Colombo. Here the prolific author and editor offers commentaries – anecdotes, insights, appreciations, criticisms, ideas, theories, etc. – about all of the 230 titles … Continue reading

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Latest publication

My latest publication is Uncommonplaces: Aphorisms of John Robert Colombo. It consists more than 3,400 original aphorisms and aphoristic-style expressions. (They are arranged from Abilities to Zombies.) A separate section offers close to 300 more evocations that are devoted to … Continue reading

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