John Lent

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  • Craig McLuckie (Okanagan College)

John Lent is an academic, essayist, poet, short story writer and musician. His work is marked by a mixing of genres that aims to produce a literary equivalent of jazz music. Lent also draws on art (especially the Impressionists) and has been influenced by the pioneering work of Joseph Frank in spatial form.

Lent was born July 8, 1948, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. The son of Harry and Adrienne (Brown) Lent, a school teacher and homemaker respectively, Lent grew up as the eldest of six siblings in Nova Scotia and in Edmonton, Alberta, following the family’s migration after the Second World War. He was educated at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, receiving a BA (with honors) in 1969 and an MA in 1971. The scholarly …

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McLuckie, Craig. "John Lent". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 March 2003
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]

Articles on Lent's works

  1. A Rock Solid
  2. Black Horses, Cobalt Suns: new poems
  3. Frieze
  4. Home
  5. Monet's Garden
  6. The Face in the Garden
  7. Wood Lake Music