On the Threshold: Writing Toward the Year 2000 by Foxglove CollectiveOn the Threshold: Writing Toward the Year 2000 by Foxglove Collective

On the Threshold: Writing Toward the Year 2000

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Paperback | April 15, 1999

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In 1993, a group of five Kingston women--T. Anne Archer, Mary Cavanagh, Elizabeth Greene, Tara Kainer, Janice Kirk--began to compile ananthology about Canada at the point where one millennium becomes another. As the newly-formed Foxglove Collective, they solicited manuscripts that reflected origins (how the past shapes the present), life at the end of this century, and projections past the year 2000. They envisioned a book that wove together established, emerging, and previously unpublished voices from the Yukon to the Maritimes: that book is On the Threshold: Writing Toward the Year 2000.

No millennium library would be complete without a copy of this timely and unique collection of literary musings by some of the nation's best. A wonderful weave of poetry and prose, this anthology reflects on moments both private and public, personal and political, which have formed the crucible for life in the twenty-first century as we know it. Tasked with commenting both on the century that lay behind and the century that beckons, each author fashioned a piece exemplary of the crises, successes and transformations inherent in an arc spanning more than a hundred years of nation-building and social upheaval. Whether unabashedly optimistic or unapologetically critical, these writers make their peace with the past while invoking the future.

T. Anne Archer is a former Associate of Quarry and has published in Canadian Literature, Brick, Dalhousie Review, and Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Teach and Serve. She teaches flute and creative writing. Mary Cavanagh is the Manager of Collection Development at the Ottawa Public Library Elizabeth Greene edited We Who Can Fl...
Title:On the Threshold: Writing Toward the Year 2000Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888783922

ISBN - 13:9780888783929

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To celebrate the millennium, The Foxglove Collective shares the poetic and prosaic talent of some of North America’s most notable writers in On the Threshold: Writing Toward 2000. A literal treasure trove of ideas, insights and reflections on the past, present and future of the nation, the book includes work from a stunning array of writers, including Christopher Wiseman, Meira Cook, Eric Folsom, Rachel Wyatt and Patricia Nolan.