Comprehensive information about poet Robert Boates including poetry, biographical information, quotes, literary works, and more. Robert Boates, (b. 1954) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a Canadian poet. In 1989 he suffered a head injury which caused brain trauma, damaging the language center of his brain. His poetry, which is clear, erudite, well-crafted, intelligent, and economical, "provides a literary voice for survivors of brain trauma, documenting his passage in a second life." In 2006 he published He Carries Fear with Cactus Tree Press. His style, in its contemporariness-without-ornament, can be reminiscent of Larry Levis . This educational Robert Boates resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.
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