70 Canadian Poets

Paperback | February 11, 2014

EditorGary Geddes

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Introducing students to the depth, breadth, and character of Canadian poetry for over 40 years, this collection of classic and contemporary poems offers a rich representation of this country's diverse poetic landscape. Featuring a combination of established and up-and-coming poets, thisedition introduces students to a wide range of engaging voices from across the country.

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Introducing students to the depth, breadth, and character of Canadian poetry for over 40 years, this collection of classic and contemporary poems offers a rich representation of this country's diverse poetic landscape. Featuring a combination of established and up-and-coming poets, thisedition introduces students to a wide range of en...

Gary Geddes is an award-winning poet, critic, and nonfiction writer. He has taught widely in colleges and universities, including Concordia University and Western Washington University, where he has served as distinguished professor of Canadian culture. Most recently he has published Drink the Bitter Root (2011), a chronicle of his tr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.73 inPublished:February 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionE.J. PrattThe SharkSea-GullsErosionThe Man and the Machinefrom The TitanicDorothy LivesaySpainComradefrom Call My People Home- First FishermanThe Unquiet BedBartoek and the GeraniumWithout Benefit of TapeRalph Gustafson"S.S.R., Lost at Sea." The TimesNow at the Ocean's VergeThe NewspaperWednesday at North HatleyIn the YukonRamble on What in the World WhyThe Arrival of WisdomState of AffairsA.M. KleinHeirloomAutobiographicalFor the Sisters of the Hotel DieuPortrait of the Poet as LandscapeEarle BirneyFrom the Hazel BoughDavidBushedA Walk in KyotoThe Bear on the Delhi RoadA.J.M. SmithLike an Old Proud King in a ParableA Hyacinth for EdithThe Lonely LandThe Plot Against ProteusNews of the PhoenixProthalamiumProthalamium The Wisdom of Old Jelly RollAl PurdyHome-Made BeerThe Country North of BellevilleThe Cariboo HorsesWilderness GothicArctic RhododendronsLament for the DorsetsF.R. ScottLakeshoreLaurentian ShieldOvertureCharitySaturday SundaeBonne EntenteFor Bryan PriestmanIrving LaytonLook, the Lambs Are All Around Us!The Cold Green ElementWhatever Else Poetry Is FreedomThe Fertile MuckBerry PickingKeine Lazarovitch 1870-1959P.K. PageThe StenographersLandladyStories of SnowPhotos of a Salt MineAfter RainPlanet EarthRaymond SousterYoung GirlsLagoon, Hanlan's PointDowntown Corner News StandStudy: The BathAll This Slow AfternoonThe Six-Quart BasketSomaliaPhyllis WebbLove StorySittingPoetics Against the Angel of DeathEschatology of SpringPrison ReportTreblinka Gas ChamberPeacock Blue: An Anti-ghazalCornflowers and Saffron Robes Belittle the EffortLeonard CohenElegyYou Have the LoversAs the Mist Leaves No ScarNow of SleepingThe GeniusStyleThe Music Crept By UsD.G. JonesBeautiful Creatures Brief as TheseFor Francoise AdnetThese Trees Are No Forest of MournersThe Stream Exposed With All Its StonesWords from the AviaryAlden NowlanBeginningWarren PryorAnd He Wept Aloud, So That the Egyptians Heard ItThe Mysterious Naked ManFor Claudine Because I Love HerYpres: 1915Eli MandelThief Hanging in Baptist HallsPictures in an InstitutionOn the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of AuschwitzMilton AcornOffshore BreezeCharlottetown HarbourThe IslandKnowing I Live in a Dark AgeThe Natural History of ElephantsI've Tasted My BloodMargaret AvisonSnowTo Professor X, Year YThe Swimmer's MomentVoluptuaries and OthersPaceBlack-White Under Green: May 18, 1965In A Season of UnemploymentGwendolyn MacEwenManzini: Escape ArtistPoem Improvised Around a First LineMemoirs of a Mad CookThe Child Dancingfrom the T.E. Lawrence Poems- Apologies- Nitroglycerine Tulips- Deraa- Ghazala's Foal- Tall Tales- Notes from the Dead LandJohn NewloveThen, If I Cease DesiringCrazy RielVerigin, Moving in AloneRide Off Any HorizonSuch Fun, Such FunRobin BlaserWinter wordsDreams, April, 1981The IcebergHome for Boys and GirlsFor Barry Clinton, d. 17 June, 1984, of AIDSPraise to Them, December 30, 1984Of the Land of CultureGeorge BoweringGrandfatherBones Along Her Bodyfrom Kerrisdale Elegies- Elegy OneFred Wahfrom Pictograms from the Interior of BCfrom Waiting for SaskatchewanElite 2Father/Mother Haibun #4Father/Mother Haibun #11Music at the Heart of Thinking #90Hamill's Last StandMargaret AtwoodProgressive Insanities of a PioneerThey Eat OutDeath of a Young Son by DrowningNotes toward a Poem That Can Never Be WrittenA Women's IssuePatrick LanePassing into StormElephantsAlbino PheasantsFathers and SonsThe SpoonMichael HarrisSiren SongsAfter Rodin's The KissFamily Album: Unclefrom Turning Out the LightConcentrateDennis Lee400: Coming Homefrom Civil Elegies / 1Coming Becomes YouHomebpNicholfrom The Captain Poetry PoemsBluesWhat Is Can Lit?Allegory #6Landscape: 1The MouthMichael OndaatjeEarly Morning, Kingston to GananoqueElizabeth"The Gate in His Head"BearhugLetters and Other WorldsPat LowtherTouch HomeCoast RangeOctopusThe DigDaphne MarlattImagine: A TownA By-Channel; a Small BackwaterListenA lapsedThis City: ShroudedSusan MusgraveArctic PoppiesThe Laughter in the KitchenThe MomentOrigami DoveWinter WrenGary GeddesSandra Lee ScheuerJimmy's PlacePhilip LarkinAt Swim Three WordsJohn ThompsonWifeHorseII / In this place we might be happyVIII / I forget: why are there broken birdsXVI / The barn roof bangs a tin wing in the windXXV / In a dark woodXXXVII / Now you have burned your booksTom WaymanWayman in LoveDid I Miss Anything?CupAir SupportRobert BringhurstThe Beauty of the WeaponsAnecdote of the SquidFor the Bones of Joseph Mengele, Disinterred June 1985The OccupationDon McKayThe Great Blue HeronFridge NocturneAdagio for a Fallen SparrowWaking at the Mouth of the Willow RiverNocturnal MigrantsLoss CreekPhilosopher's StoneAnne SzumigalskiVictimFishhawksThe LullabyThe ArrangementSharpnelThird TrimesterRobert KroetschMeditation on Tom Thompsonfrom Seed CatalogueFor a Poet Who Has Stopped WritingAre We There Yet?A.F. MoritzDark ManStabbingWoman in AstrakhanThe Tidal WaveTo the Still UnbornNewsDon DomanskiUntitled with Invisible InkA Hummingbird's Heart Beats 1260 Times a MinuteBiodiversity Is the Mother of All BeautyFor the Pure Mother BeeLorna CrozierA Brief History of the Horsefrom The Sex Life of Vegetables1 / Carrots2 / Onions3 / PeasPacking for the Future: InstructionsWatching My LoverTaking the MeasureDavid SolwayBedrockStones in WaterModern MarriageUndertowRoo BorsonTalkWaterfrontFlowersA Sad DeviceDionne BrandOssuary IOssuary XVRobyn SarahFugueA Meditation Between ClaimsScratchOn Closing the Apartment of My Grandparents of Blessed MemoryRivetedErin MourePost-Modern LiteratureFor Mitterand's Life, for My Life, for YoursThe CookingXVI / What I'd give for my life to be my neighbour's old carfrom The UnmemntioableSharon ThesenElegy, The Fertility SpecialistSeptember, Turning, the Long Road Down to Love AnimalsAfternoon with LiverThe Torturer's HorsePatrick Friesenfrom AnnaA Woman from JamaicaKoestler's WindowCaught in the SkyBronwen WallaceThe Woman in this PoemA Simple Poem for Virginia WoolfCommon MagicRhea TregebovAt 3:00 or 4:00 or 5:00 a.m.Edge ZoneWherever You AreIntelligent Life: ElegyFamily Dinners: GordieGeorge Elliott Clarkefrom Whylah Falls- Look Homeward, Exile- The Lover's Argument with Shelley- The Wisdom of Shelley- Blues for XBallad of A Hanged ManIX/XISusan GlickmanFor My Students in English 108 Who Complain That All Modern Literature is Too DepressingFamiliesWhen They Are Asleep in Their Nimbus of FlameKnow Your AudienceOn Finding a Copy of Pigeon in the Hospital BookstoreJohn StefflerMonster BaitThat Night We Were RavenousAfter the Dance-Filled Rooms, the SmokeThat the Cat SleepsBeating the BoundsTim LilburnNames of GodPumpkinsIn the Hills, WatchingHow to Be Here?Orphic Disgorgement, Anti-Colonial DisgorgementAnn CarsonThe Truth About GodDi Brandtnon resistance, or love Mennonite stylefrom mother, not motherfrom Jerusalem, belovedfrom Dog days in Maribor1 / Truly, in this age7 / What was it we wanted9 / So many newly minted young10 / Now that it's much much too lateJay ZwickyThe Geology of NorwayBorder StationsSmall Song: PrairieAutobiographySteven HeightonThe Machine-GunnerWere You to DieConstellationsHerself, RevisedMary DaltonA Question of NarrativeConkerbellsJanneyingMerrybegotMy One BrotherYetBackhome Blues: Another TuneThe Great Big Sea and Lost SpeechElizabeth PhilipsOxbowNovember: Far PastThe Night BeforeWingsLisa RobertsonShe Has Smoothed Her Pants to No EndGive me hackneyed wordsMy purpose hereEssay on HeavenLouise Bernice HalfeWagon RideBody PoliticsLizard's CurseHamilton's GraveyardSo SorryManyberriesSina Queyrasfrom A river by the momentEven the idea of riverWith or without rivetsfrom On the scentfrom Divining Rod, or How to Find a Neural Pathway Hospital Exit: Emergency Lane: HOVProverbs of HellCarmine StarninoLullabyAfter Caravaggio's "The Crucifixion of Saint Peter"What My Mother's Hands Smell LikeSong of the House HusbandPugnax Gives NoticeKen BabstockEssentialistExplanatory GapAs Marginalia in John Clare's The Rural MuseCarolinian (Crosscut with Sound)Karen SolieReal LifeDeterminismPest SongTractorCasa MendozaAn Acolyte Reads The Cloud of UnknowingSue SinclairSaskatchewanDeparturePrimeJellyfishBefore you Were BornOrpheus Meets Eurydice in the UnderworldAnne ComptonThe House After Dark, WinterAfter Reading A Poem by Stanley KunitzWhat Light DecaysThe Intelligent Man's Guide to the ShoreThe Library, Nova ScotiaSuzanne BuffamMarinerThe StarfishThe New ExperiencePlease Take Back the SparrowsThe Wise ManEnoughAcknowledgementsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Geddes has done an admirable job of selecting poems that are representative of innovation, intent, and oeuvre. That the anthology has changed over time reflects the organic nature of a vibrant canon." -Tony Tremblay, St Thomas University