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The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 [Paperback]

Priscila Uppal , Molly Peacock
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Sept. 1 2011 1926639413 978-1926639413

Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, this collection of 50 poems is culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals published in 2010. The handpicked selection includes the best, and most current, representations of the vibrant Canadian poetry scene. This distinguished volume offers both a convenient introduction to contemporary poets in Canada and a collectible yearbook for seasoned poetry readers, distilled by the esteemed editorial tastes of a new guest editor and an accomplished poetry editor.


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“Some of us can only afford a half a dozen or so subscriptions to literary magazines, so the publication of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, now in its third year, is a welcome event.”—Maxianne Berger, Rover Arts

“This would be an excellent book for the academic and the casual poetry fan who wants to dust off the rust in their CanLit poetry ligaments.” —Michael Peckham, Broken Pencil

“The collection is a unique glimpse at a diversity of poets, from Ottawa's David O'Meara to Margaret Atwood to the revered P.K. Page.” —Cormac Rae, Ottawa Xpress

About the Author

Priscila Uppal is a poet and novelist. Her publications include Ontological Necessities, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize; Traumatology, Successful Tragedies; Winter Sport: Poems; The Divine Economy of SalvationTo Whom It May Concern; and the study We Are What We Mourn. She is also a professor at York University. Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush and Cornucopia. She is a contributing editor of the Literary Review of Canada and a faculty mentor at Spalding University. Her writing has appeared in such publications as the Globe and Mail, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. Her nonfiction book The Paper Garden was nominated for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. They both live in Toronto, Ontario.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Baised review. Aug. 30 2013
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Had to get this for class. Didn't really like the poems, becuase they are not the style of poetry that I enjoy. I find them to be quite plain and outer or surface meaning, whereas I enjoy mysitcal and inner or deep meaning.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some Very Fine Poems July 6 2013
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This is perhaps the weakest in an otherwise outstanding Canadian series of poetry annuals, in part because too many pages are wasted on "visual poems" which simply don't reproduce well on pulp paper. I was relieved this experiment wasn't continued in the superb 2012 volume. Also, I may be old fashioned but I prefer poems where the poet supplies the words and we readers use our creative imagination to supply the rest.
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