Irving Layton

Irving Layton

Irving Peter Layton, OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born Canadian poet. He was known for his "tell it like it is" style which won him a wide following but also made enemies. As T. Jacobs notes in his biography (2001), Layton fought Puritanism throughout his life:

Layton's work had provided the bolt of lightning that was needed to split open the thin skin of conservatism and complacency in the poetry scene of the preceding century, allowing modern poetry to expose previously unseen richness and depth.

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Famous quotes by irving layton:

    When you argue with your inferiors,
    you convince them of only one thing:
    they are as clever as you.
    Irving Layton (b. 1912)

    God is indeed dead.
    He died of self-horror
    when He saw the creature He had made
    in His own image.
    Irving Layton (b. 1912)