Born in Burnaby in 1936, Daryl Hine, from New Westminster, began studying classics at McGill University in 1954. He has lived outside of Canada since 1962, teaching comparative literature at the University of Chicago, where he had obtained his Ph.D. Hines was Editor of Poetry (Chicago) from 1968 to 1977, and he received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1986.

Hines published a novel, a travel book and fifteen poetry titles which include The Wooden Horse and Resident Alien. His tenth poetry collection was Selected Poems in 1980. In 2010, his oddly titled book &: A Serial Poem (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) was shortlisted for a Governor General's Award. According to GG publicity materials, "At the centre of this hailstorm of rhyme is a calm - one made of seeming trifles, yet with thinking that is profound. It is a reflection on civilization as a whole, and is the summing up of a life in particular weighed against eternity."

At his death on August 20, 2012, Hines had also produced six works of verse translation and a yet-to-be-published new poetry collection, A Reliquary, to be published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside in April of 2013, edited by Evan Jones. $14.95 978-1-55455-225-2

To mark Daryl Hine's passing, The Malahat Review dedicated its Winter 2012 issue to his memory. Five of his last poems were included in this issue that included an excellent email interview by Malahat editor John Barton with Evan Jones, Hine's literary executor. Hine died from an intestinal blockage related to a blood disorder.

[BCBW 2013] "Poetry"