Undercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry

Undercurrents New Voices in Canadian Poetry Undercurrents New Voices in Canadian Poetry is an introduction to the work of eleven poets who have not yet published full collections of their own but whose poems have been making their way into pri

  • Title: Undercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry
  • Author: Robyn Sarah
  • ISBN: 9781770860049
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Undercurrents New Voices in Canadian Poetry is an introduction to the work of eleven poets who have not yet published full collections of their own, but whose poems have been making their way into print in Canada and abroad Each poet is allotted a full ten pages, the poems hand picked by editor Robyn Sarah both for their qualities as individual poems and for the ensembleUndercurrents New Voices in Canadian Poetry is an introduction to the work of eleven poets who have not yet published full collections of their own, but whose poems have been making their way into print in Canada and abroad Each poet is allotted a full ten pages, the poems hand picked by editor Robyn Sarah both for their qualities as individual poems and for the ensemble they create Each selection has been compiled with a view to showing the poet s range, yet each is also sequenced so that the poems work effectively as a suite The contributors ages span five decades, bringing to bear the perspectives and concerns of different life stages This is not the latest crop of MFA s in Creative Writing, but a foraged gathering of eleven strongly individual poets coming from different regions, different backgrounds, and different walks of life What they have in common their uncommon ability to explore our shared human condition in words that resonate.

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      Robyn Sarah

    About Author

    1. Robyn Sarah was born in New York City 1949 to Canadian parents, and has lived for most of her life in Montreal She is the author of eight poetry collections, two collections of short stories, and a collection of essays on poetry In 1976, with Fred Louder, she co founded Villeneuve Publications and co edited its poetry chapbook series which included first titles by August Kleinzahler and A.F Moritz as well as her own 1981 chapbook, The Space Between Sleep and Waking Her poems have been widely anthologized in Canada and the United States and broadcast on The Writer s Almanac.

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