A member of the influential Sixties/Seventies Vancouver art collective, Intermedia, Henry Rappaport has published five books of poetry: Heat in the Heart, A Book of Days, Are Words Things?, Dream Surgeon, and Loose to the World (Ronsdale 2014). The first four books were published by an arm of Intermedia called Intermedia Press, which Rappaport co-founded. A gap of forty years separated the first four books from his fifth.

His poems have appeared in Poet Lore, The Cincinatti Review, Poetry Northwest and other magazines.

He has attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Sewanee Writers Conference and the summer of 2011 will attend the Breadloaf Writers Conference.

He was born in Monticello in the Catskill Mountains and received his B.A. with honors from Syracuse University where he won the Whiffin Prize for Poetry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He won the University's Whiffen Prize for poetry. He received his M.A. from the University of Washington.

He has lived in Vancouver since 1968, where he writes full time.


Heat in the Heart

A Book of Days

Are Words Things?

Dream Surgeon

Loose to the World (Ronsdale 2014) $15.95 978-1-55380-338-6

[BCBW 2014]