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Works on Alden Nowlan

Consists of interviews, essays, articles, biographies, bibliographies, film script proposal, poetry dedicated to A. Nowlan and miscellaneous material relating to significant events in A. Nowlan's life. Arranged alphabetically by author. Includes files of newsclippings collected by A. Nowlan about his career and by Claudine Nowlan at the time of A. Nowlan's final illness and death.

Maclellan, Charles.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1973 April 30 - 1973 November 5), between C. MacLellan and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence discussing C. MacLellan's poetry submitted to A. Nowlan for constructive criticism, and relating to an interview of A. Nowlan by C. MacLellan for tentative publication in Equinox, a student news magazine (interview never published). Includes poetry by C. MacLellan and a draft copy of the interview. Includes references to the following: Bread, wine and salt; Miracle at Indian River : short story collection.

At a distance he observes an unknown girl picking flowers.

In the Dome (Fredericton High School), v. 7, no. 3, February 18, 1982, p. 11. Also contains poems The married man's poem, Plot for a science fiction novel, Full circle, Looking for Nancy, and I, Icarus, p. 11; and interview The art of Alden Nowlan by Marc Sabat, p. 10. Sketch of A. Nowlan by Marjory Donaldson. Includes references to the following: At a distance he observes an unknown girl picking flowers; The married man's poem; Plot for a science fiction novel; I, Icarus; Looking for Nancy; Full circle : poem.

The Jelly Bean Man.

In Manna : A Review of Contemporary Poetry, no. 4, 1972, p. 50. Also contains An interview with Alden Nowlan, p. 39-49. (A. Nowlan interviewed by John Robert Sorfleet.) Includes references to the following: The Jelly Bean Man.

Sorfleet, John Robert.

  • An interview with Alden Nowlan : interview : fragment, ca. 1972.
  • Typescript (carbon copy) undated fragment. Interview published in Manna, no. 4, 1972. (Copy of published interview in Published Work Series.)

Smith, Elizabeth.

  • Fredericton's own poet-gourmet : Alden Nowlan.
  • Detached from unidentified, undated periodical, probably associated with University of New Brunswick. (See correspondence with E. Smith.) Also contains poems He is astonished upon opening the door, Professor Squint's valedictory, Meeting, The great rejection, The jealous wife and Adam's song, p. 3; and short story Night watch, p. 6. Includes references to the following: He is astonished upon opening the door; Professor Squint's valedictory; Meeting; The great rejection; The jealous wife; Adam's song; Night watch : short story/novel chapter.

Metcalf, John.

  • Alden Nowlan : interviewed by John Metcalf.
  • In Canadian Literature, no. 63, Winter 1975. Also includes typescript (photocopy) transcription of interview (9 p.) and typescript (carbon copy) draft of published version (16 p.). Drafts incomplete and undated.

Hale, Alice K.

  • An interview with Alden Nowlan.
  • In An introduction to teaching Canadian literature. Halifax: Atlantic Institute of Education, 1975.

Gaudette, Louise.

  • Interview with Alden Nowlan.
  • In News-Wave, 5th ed., n.d., published by students in an unidentified English Language Program. Co-authored by Marie-Simone Bojanowski.


  • CA ACU SPC F0008-S0009-FL0015
  • File
  • Fredericton, N.B. : University of New Brunswick : St. Thomas University, 1969.
  • Part of Alden Nowlan fonds.

  • Alden Nowlan special issue.
  • The Fiddlehead, no. 81, August-October 1969. Special Alden Nowlan issue featuring poetry and short story by A. Nowlan; and biographical sketch, bibliography, interview and essays relating to A. Nowlan and his work. Sketch of A. Nowlan by Marjory Donaldson; drawings by Tom Forrestall; issue edited by Robert Cockburn. Includes references to the following: On the stairs; Two poems for the Nova Scotia Department of Highways; In memoriam : Claude Orser (1894-1968); Stoney Ridge dance hall; Comparison; The stenographer; The grove beyond the barley; His native place; Playing the Jesus game : poem; X-ray; A black plastic button and a yellow yoyo : poem; The barmaid's daughter; A mime for lovers; The silence; For Claudine, because I love her; Daisies; Picking raspberries; October snow storm.
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