Field Marks: The Poetry of Don McKay Paperback – April 17 2006
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- Paperback : 88 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0889204942
- ISBN-13 : 978-0889204942
- Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier University Press (April 17 2006)
- Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 0.64 x 22.86 cm
- Item Weight : 149 g
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #931,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
``Selected and compiled by Méira Cook (who also provides the reader with an extensive and informative introduction) [and] enhanced with the inclusion of an essay by McKay ... Field Marks is a superb introduction to an accomplished poet and will motivate the reader to search out his other published works.'' (Jason Warrant The Midwest Book Review, August 2006)
``The books are fairly slim (ranging from fifty-six to eighty pages), but each provides a decent outline of the respective poet's career, style, and dominant concerns. The introductory essays are straightforward and informative--they provide a useful interpretive framework for anyone coming to this poetry for the first time. These volumes seem designed for students and educators; each offers a more complete picture of the poet than one would get from an anthology.'' (University of Toronto Quarterly, Letters in Canada 2006, Volume 77, Number 1, Winter 2008)
About the Author
Don McKay has published eight books of poetry. Among his many awards are the Governor General’s Award in 1991 (for Night Fields) and in 2000 (for Another Gravity). He was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize for Camber and was the Canadian winner in 2007 for Strike/Slip. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Don McKay has been active as an editor, creative writing teacher, and university instructor, as well as a poet. He lives in Newfoundland.Méira Cook was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1964, received her PhD in Canadian literature from the University of Manitoba, and has recently completed a two-year term as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. She has published poetry, criticism, a novel and, in 2005, Writing Lovers: Reading Canadian Love Poetry by Women. She has taught creative writing in high schools, literature at university, and has worked as a freelance film and arts reviewer and editor. She lives in Winnipeg.