A Lover's Quarrel by Carmine StarninoA Lover's Quarrel by Carmine Starnino

A Lover's Quarrel

byCarmine Starnino

Paperback | November 30, 2004

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Already an award-winning poet, Carmine Starnino has also made his mark as a literary critic of great pluck, probity and irreverence. His highly regarded, often highly controversial writings on poetry have enlivened -- and often enraged -- the Canadian literary scene since they first began appearing in the late 1990s. He has tackled the careers of some of this country's most notable poets (among them Irving Layton, Michael Ondaatje, Anne Carson, Tim Lilburn, Susan Musgrave, Christopher Dewdney) and done so in prose of great subtlety and style. Indeed, in Starnino's literary criticism seditiousness and insight are made to live inside sentences that always square their shoulders and draw themselves to their full verbal height. A Lover's Quarrel culls some of the highlights of Starnino's dissenting exploits, and includes the never-before-published title essay, an ambitious reassessment of Canadian poetry. For readers unfamiliar with Starnino's criticism, the release of A Lover's Quarrel furnishes the perfect opportunity to read one of the few critics in Canada who can speak his mind and speak it well.

Carmine Starnino is the author of three collections of poems: The New World (which was nominated for the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award), Credo (winner of the C A A Jack Chalmers Poetry Award), and With English Subtitles. His reviews and essays have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines a...
Title:A Lover's QuarrelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 5.56 × 0.99 inPublished:November 30, 2004Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889842418

ISBN - 13:9780889842410


Table of Contents

A Lover's Quarrel
Canadian Poets, Learn Your Trade (Susan Ioannou)
Get Tay Fuck Ootma Road (Christopher Dewdney)
The Other Outram
Vowel Movements (Christian Bok)
The Farmer-Fisher Bard: A Look at Charles Bruce
The World: Divine Text or Lilburnian Typo?
Canadian Poetry as a Busted Flush
A Sea-Witch's (Sham)anistic Glamour (Susan Musgrave)
Ecstasy Like an Irritant in the Blood (Irving Layton)
Didactic Simplicities (Louis Dudek)
The Colours of Abe's Fancy (A. M. Klein)
Couch-Potato Poet (David McGimpsey)
Deliberate Artfulness (John Reibetanz)
Giving Good Measure (Ricardo Sternberg)
The Power of the Pawn (David Solway)
Eight Short Views

Editorial Reviews

`Carmine Starnino is a poet and editor whose lively and engaging critical voice has joined the small but growing chorus of anti-establishment writers dissatisfied with the state of Canadian literary criticism and challenging the accepted canon on a number of grounds.'