Charles de Lint Poems

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Charles de Lint
Charles de Lint (born December 22, 1951) is a Canadian fantasy author and Celtic folk musician. It is often said that, along with Terri Windling, he established the genre of mythic fiction which falls somewhere between fantasy literature, and mainstream fiction with a magical realist bent. This is debatable, as John Crowley preceded de Lint with the novel "Little, Big", which was published in 1981, and won the World Fantasy Award the following year for its blending of classical fantasy with modern culture. In any case, de Lint can certainly be credited with popularizing the emerging genre, which is also known as "urban myth" or "urban fantasy." De Lint's work has been called "fantasy for people who normally don't read fantasy." He was born in Bussum, the Netherlands, and emigrated to Canada at the age of four months. He now lives in Ottawa with his wife, artist and musician MaryAnn Harris. He published three novels under the pseudonym Samuel M. Key which have subsequently been reprinted by Orb Books as Charles de Lint. Many of his later stories center around the mythical North American city of Newford and a regular cast of characters that make cameo and feature appearances. He has received many awards including the 2000 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection for Moonlight and Vines. He has also published a children's book, Circle of Cats, with artist Charles Vess.

the puppet
The puppet thinks:
It's not so much
what they make me do
as their hands inside me.

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