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In Fine Form The Canadian Book of Form Poetry

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ISBN13:

9781551927770

ISBN10:
1551927772
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/30/2005
Publisher(s):
Raincoast Books, Polestar

Summary

With this groundbreaking anthology, poets and teachers Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve set out to explore Canadian form poetry. The result is a thrilling collection of 175 poems, over 140 poets from the 18th century to the present day, and 20 distinct poetic forms (sonnets and ghazals, triolets and ballads, epigrams, pallindromes, blues and more) that will appeal to every poetry-lover as well as teachers and students of poetry. Poets include Bliss Carman, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, Dennis Lee, George Elliott Clarke, Alden Nowlan, Gwendolyn MacEwan, Molly Peacock, Lorna Crozier, Anne Simpson, smile Nelligan, Adam Sol, Barbara Nickel, Christian Bok and over 100 more."No verse is free for the poet who wants to do a good job." -T. S. Eliot

Author Biography

Kate Braid is a poet. Her poetry books have won the Pat Lowther and VanCity Book Prizes and have been shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. She teaches at Malaspina University-College. Sandy Shreve is a poet whose collections have received the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry and have been shortlisted for the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award and a National Magazine Award for Poetry. She founded Poetry in Transit in British Columbia and is the communications officer for the Legal Services Society. They both live in Vancouver, British Columbia. P. K. Page was a renowned Canadian poet who has been honored with the Governor General's Award, the first Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, and with the status of Companion of the Order of Canada. She was the author of over 30 published books of poetry, fiction, travel diaries, essays, children's books, and an autobiography.

Table of Contents

Preface 11(2)
Introduction 13(8)
Ballad
21(15)
The Contract Mucker
23(1)
Wilson H. Thomson
Back on the Job
24(1)
John G. Fisher
Buie Annajohn
25(2)
Bliss Carman
The Cremation of Sam McGee
27(3)
Robert Service
The Grey Rider
30(1)
Norah M. Holland
The Lee-Shore
31(1)
E.J. Pratt
1838
32(2)
Dennis Lee
The Ballad of Echolocation
34(2)
Ryan Knighton
Blues
36(13)
Conjured
38(1)
R. Nathaniel Dett
Metric Blues
39(2)
F. R. Scott
Who
41(1)
Frederick Ward
Self-Sufficient Blues
42(1)
Maureen Hynes
The Diet
43(1)
Bruce Meyer
King Bee Blues
44(1)
George Elliott Clarke
blues
45(1)
Christine Wiesenthal
Jump Rope Rhyme of the 49er Daughters
46(1)
Wayde Compton
Alley Blues
47(2)
Wayde Compton
Couplet
49(11)
The Skater
51(1)
Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
Bach Fugue
52(1)
Barker Fairley
Egg-and-Dart
53(1)
Robert Finch
The Third Eye
54(1)
Jay Macpherson
April Elegy (Sam Selvon d. 1994)
54(2)
Christopher Wiseman
James Clarence Mangan in Trinity College Library
56(2)
Timothy Brownlow
Jaham Sings of the Fear of the Moon
58(1)
Eric Ormsby
The Fall
59(1)
Daniel David Moses
Epigram
60(8)
from Quodlibets
61(1)
Robert Hayman
Bugs
62(1)
Anon
Brebeuf and his Brethren
63(1)
F. R. Scott
from Four Epigrams
63(1)
Robert Finch
News of the Phoenix
64(1)
A. J. M. Smith
Going to Sleep
64(1)
Dorothy Livesay
Very Short Poem
65(1)
Raymond Souster
Tourist Stricken at the Uffizi
65(1)
Richard Outram
Aunt Jane
66(1)
Alden Nowlan
[you fit into me]
66(1)
Margaret Atwood
from Winter Epigrams
67(1)
Dionne Brand
Fugue and Madrigal
68(10)
The Praying-Mantis
71(1)
Annie Charlotte Dalton
The Ballad of the Pink-Brown Fence
72(1)
Milton Acorn
The Children Are Laughing
73(1)
Gwendolyn Macewen
And the Season Advances
74(1)
Hermenegilde Chiasson
Fugue
75(1)
Robyn Sarah
Night Piece
76(1)
Robin Skelton
Madrigal, a Lullaby for Xan
77(1)
Marilyn Bowering
Ghazal
78(10)
from Sunday Water
81(1)
Phyllis Webb
Ghazal V
81(1)
Kuldip Gill
IX from Stilt Jack
82(1)
John Thompson
from A Linen Crow, A Caftan Magpie
83(1)
Patrick Lane
Of Night
84(1)
Molly Peacock
Excellence in the small. Tears frozen on your face
85(1)
Lorna Crozier
Tonight the Sky Is My Begging Bowl
85(1)
Sina Queyras
Landscapes and home/Ghazal 22
86(2)
Yvonne Blomer
Glosa
88(15)
Planet Earth
90(2)
P. K. Page
The Garden Temple
92(1)
Patrick Lane
O Grandfather Dust
93(3)
Glenn Kletke
Last Days
96(2)
Betsy Struthers
Revelation
98(1)
Aaron Pope
Jodi A. Shaw
What do you want?
99(2)
Brenda Leifso
Norgberto Hernandez --- Photographed Falling September Eleventh
101(2)
David Reibetanz
Haiku and Other Japanese Forms
103(13)
from Spring
106(1)
Winona Baker
Tanka
106(1)
Henry Beissel
Father/Mother Haibun #5
107(1)
Fred Wah
Shouting Your Name Down the Well
108(1)
David W. McFadden
Leafsmoke
109(2)
Marianne Bluger
from Hortus Urbanus/Urban Garden
111(1)
Colin Morton
Shuffles
112(1)
Brian Bartlett
Hymn for Portia White
113(1)
George Elliott Clarke
Haiku Monument for Washington, D.C.
114(1)
Michael Redhill
leavetaking
115(1)
Rita Wong
Incantation
116(14)
from Magic Words
118(1)
Aua
Autochthon
118(2)
Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
Twelve O'Clock Chant
120(1)
Leonard Cohen
My Beloved is Dead in Vietnam
121(1)
Thuong Vuong-Riddick
Nightspell
122(1)
Jon Furberg
Bidding Spell
123(2)
Penn Kemp
Turnips Are
125(1)
BP Nichol
Widow's Winter
126(1)
Marilyn Bowering
Life, Having Become Still
126(1)
Brenda Brooks
Spell for a Daughter
127(1)
Theresa Kishkan
Morenz
128(1)
Tim Bowling
His Flute, My Ears
128(2)
Gregory Scofield
Palindrome
130(19)
Loop
132(2)
Fiona Tinwei Lam
Mobius Strip
134(10)
Anne Simpson
The Back Seat of My Mother's Car
144(1)
Julia Copus
Dance
145(1)
Sandy Shreve
The Shoreline
146(2)
Joe Denham
ATM
148(1)
Elizabeth Bachinsky
Pantoum
149(14)
Labour Pantoum
151(2)
Kirsten Emmott
The Dirty Thirties
153(1)
Lorna Crozier
Empty Chairs
154(1)
Maxianne Berger
In the Spring of No Letters
155(1)
Marlene Cookshaw
Lines in the Sand
156(1)
Richard Sanger
Lucy, Lucie
157(1)
Peter Garner
Forecast: Nadja
158(3)
Susan Elmslie
Post-War Procession
161(2)
Anita Lahey
Rondeau Family
163(12)
In Flanders Fields
166(1)
John McCrae
Roundel to my Pipe
167(1)
Emile Nelligan
Song for Naomi
168(1)
Irving Layton
Rondeau Redouble
169(1)
Margaret Avison
On A Kazoo
170(2)
Dennis Lee
from Three Small Rooms
172(1)
Colin Morton
from Autobiography
173(1)
Marilyn Bowering
Down
174(1)
Mark Abley
Sestina
175(13)
The Edge
177(1)
Fred Cogswell
Sestina on a Train
178(2)
Al Purdy
The Beauty of Job's Daughters
180(1)
Jay Macpherson
Ritual
181(2)
Sue Chenette
In Juarez
183(1)
Sue Wheeler
The Lovers' Sestina
184(2)
Bruce Meyer
Sestina of the Geographic Tongue
186(2)
Rachel Rose
Sonnet
188(19)
The King's Sabbath
191(1)
Archibald Lampman
Sonnet
192(1)
Kenneth Leslie
Cathleen Sweeping
193(1)
George Johnston
Tennis
194(1)
Margaret Avison
Acoustics
195(1)
W. H. New
An Era of Easy Meat at Locarno
196(1)
George McWhirter
so'net 3
197(1)
Paul Dutton
from Word Sonnets
198(1)
Seymour Mayne
Head and Torso of the Minotaur
199(2)
John Reibetanz
Apollo at Aberdeen
201(1)
Hermenegilde Chiasson
from Glenn Gould Poems
202(1)
Kate Braid
from The Golden Lotus
203(1)
Diana Brebner
Waking
204(1)
Anne Simpson
For Peter, My Cousin
205(1)
Barbara Nickel
Rural Gothic
206(1)
Shane Neilson
Stanza
207(20)
Drought
210(1)
Eric Duncan
Vagabond Song
210(1)
Bliss Carman
Low Tide on Grand Pre
211(2)
Bliss Carman
The City of the End of Things
213(3)
Archibald Lampman
The Train Dogs
216(1)
Pauline Johnson
Ebb Tide
217(1)
Marjorie Pickthall
From the Hazel Bough
218(1)
Earle Birney
Eastern Shore
219(1)
Charles Bruce
The Still Small Voice
220(1)
A. M. Klein
Water and Marble
221(1)
P. K. Page
Old Women of Toronto
222(1)
Miriam Waddington
The Naked Man
223(1)
Michael Crummey
The Conductor
224(1)
Adam Sol
Fool's Errand
225(2)
Zachariah Wells
Syllabics
227(9)
Death's Head
230(1)
Phyllis Gotlieb
Round of Life
231(1)
Richard Outram
from The Way Down
232(1)
Jay Macpherson
Dream Prison
233(1)
Barbara Myers
The Hands
233(1)
Daniel David Moses
The Cherry Laurel
234(1)
Russell Thornton
The Ghost of His Hand
235(1)
Nancy Bennett
Tercet
236(10)
A Night in June
238(1)
Duncan Campbell Scott
Tigers Know From Birth
239(1)
Anne Wilkinson
The Second Hand
240(1)
Phyllis Webb
In Oak
241(1)
Marianne Bluger
The Broken Cup
242(1)
Sharon Thesen
3: Who was that? I ask
243(1)
Richard Sanger
Blackjack
244(2)
Steven Heighton
Triolet
246(6)
Bread to Stone
248(1)
Joy Kogawa
Triolets for Ken
248(2)
Christopher Wiseman
Triolet for the Amphetamine Afflicted
250(1)
Susan Mccaslin
Landing
250(1)
Sandy Shreve
Vuillard Interior
251(1)
Elise Partridge
Night, Hornby Island
251(1)
Danielle Janess
Villanelle
252(9)
Catharine Plouffe
254(1)
Susie Frances Harrison
The Castle
255(1)
P. K. Page
City Park Merry-Go-Round
256(1)
Eli Mandel
Little Miracle
257(1)
Molly Peacock
from Coming Up for Air
258(1)
David Waltner-Toews
Crows
259(1)
Carole Glasser Langille
The Ferry to South Baymouth
260(1)
Bruce Meyer
... And More
261(13)
from A Flame on the Spanish Stairs: John Keats in Rome
264(1)
Douglas Barbour
Queen Mary, She's My Friend
265(1)
Stephen Scobie
Constrained Response
266(1)
Maxianne Berger
Blodmonath
267(1)
Jon Furberg
Particle Limericks
268(1)
Alan Wilson
Her Other Language
269(2)
Nancy Mattson
from ``Chapter E''
271(1)
Christian Bok
Blues
272(1)
BP Nichol
Hand Game
273(1)
Frances Boyle
Notes to the Poems 274(6)
Coming to Terms 280(13)
Bibliography 293(1)
Permissions 294(5)
Indices 299(4)
Acknowledgements 303


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