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A New Canadian Poetics

    Edited by rob mclennan

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  Canada $19.95   



This anthology offers refereshing, cogent and insightful explanations of why young poets and writers do what they do.

The thirty pieces in side/lines — by a unique variety of Canadian writers working in numerous genres — reflect on why writers write. Their reflections are not to be held as gospel or lifelong theories, but can be considered writing strategies drawn up at specific points in time, informed by certain unavoidable material conditions, such as current politics and emotions. Ask these writers to explain their craft in ten years, and you may be surprised by their answers.

Editor rob maclennan deliberately leans toward the experimental and fringe elements of the writing scene for his roster of contributors. These writers have been appearing over the past five to fifteen years at readings and series across the country, in anthologies both big and small, working in ways that are not only interesting in themselves, but different than what we have seen with canonized poets and writers of the past. Fascinated with form, language and subject, yet working in traditions as varied as their location in the country, these writers provide a long overdue answer to the oft-asked questions, "Why poetry? Why writing?"


Contributors include John Barlow, Dana Bath, derek beaulieu, Robert Budde, Stephen Cain, Natalee Caple, Margaret Christakos, Mark Cochrane, Wayde Compton, Jeff Derksen, Tess Fragoulis, Michael Holmes, Adeena Karasick, Catherine Kidd, Ryan Knighton, Jason Le Heup, Gil McElroy, David McGimpsey, rob mclennan, Shane Rhodes, Ray Robertson, Stan Rogal, Ian Samuels, nathalie stephens, Anne Stone, Michael Turner, Steve Venright, Chris Walker, JC Wilcke and Sheri-D Wilson.



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Poetry  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $15.95  ·  UK £8.99  ·  Trade paperback  ·  1-894663-34-9  ·  274 pages  ·  6" x 9 "  ·  Insomniac Press
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