Innisfree Publishers

Where Words and the Imagination Meet



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Independant publisher based in Topsail, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  



Robert Burt was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in November, 1952.


His initial creative offerings were from adolescence and the first poem published appeared in TickleAce.  In 1983, Harry Cuff Publications published the first collection of Poems, Wanderings, which received generous encouragement and mentoring from a variety of sources, including Percy Janes.


Three books of poetry followed, Beginnings (Creative Publishers, 1985), The Boys of Summer (Creative Publishers, 1987), and Standing Ground on Avalon (Innisfree Press NL, 2003).  A book for pre-teens was published in 1989, Notsomuch a Rainbow (Creative and Stone House).


Robert Burt has also received five Arts and Letters Awards from 1987 to 2003.  His poetry has appeared many times in national literary periodicals, textbooks and anthologies including Voices from the Rock, and Poems from the Newfoundland Quarterly, 1987-2001.


Robert Burt has lived in Topsail for forty years and also spends time on the barrens in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay.


He is working on a book of short stories.


“Newfoundland has sustained me in all aspects and phases of my life. There is a mystical energy in the landscape and it’s as wild as you are going to find anywhere.  My roots run very deep and resilient in this rocky Avalon soil. This creative endeavor could not have been imagined or undertaken anywhere else.”

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"Haunting, lyrical and evocative. As close a rendering in words of the landscape of Newfoundland." 


"A love story of place and people."


"The creative journey through life, pausing to measure what has been gained and lost.  He's always operated outside the inner circles. I believe he is one of the strongest, most relevant poets writing in Newfoundland today."


"Burt has paid every due to drink from the well of poetry." 




PO Box 13151

Topsail, Conception Bay South

Newfoundland and Labrador



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Even Lovers Drown - 2017

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Standing Ground on Avalon - 2004

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