Irving Layton

“Dean is a combination of thought and torment that has made him write more than a baker’s dozen of fine poems.. he might produce a collection that could astound us all.”

– Irving Layton

(Irving Layton, one of Canada’s foremost poets, nominated twice for the Nobel Prize for Literature; teacher, friend and mentor to Leonard Cohen, whom Leonard called “Canada’s greatest poet” and the man to whom Leonard dedicated one of his last books.)