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The New Canon; An Anthology of Canadian Poetry,9781550652086

The New Canon; An Anthology of Canadian Poetry

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781550652086

ISBN10:
1550652087
Format:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
4/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Véhicule Press
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Summary

Collecting the works of 50 modern Canadian poets, this anthology of verse points to an emerging openness toward form in the nation's poetry. The book includes nearly 200 poems from more than 20 presses and an essay that describes and explains the innovations of form that distinguish the featured writers.

Author Biography

Carmine Starnino is a poet, essayist, and critic, as well as the author of A Lover's Quarrel and With English Subtitles. He lives in Montreal, QuTbec.

Table of Contents

Introduction 15(24)
Mark Abley (b. 1955)
A Wooden Alphabet
39(1)
Down
40(1)
White on White
41(1)
Edgewise
41(1)
Diana Brebner (1956-2001)
From ``Eleven Paintings by Mary Pratt''
42(2)
The Blue Light of the Neutron Pool
44(2)
Port
46(2)
The Pictures of My Heart
48(4)
Carla Hartsfield (b. 1956)
On Moving to a Different Country
52(1)
A Night
52(1)
If Clouds Wore Bouffant Hairdos
53(2)
Reagor Springs, Texas
55(1)
Selvages
56(1)
Anne Simpson (b. 1956)
Light Falls Through You
57(1)
Seven Paintings by Brueghel
58(4)
John Barton (b. 1957)
Body Bag
62(3)
Sky News
65(3)
Julie Bruck (b. 1957)
The Woman Downstairs Used to Be Beautiful
68(1)
Timing Your Run
69(1)
Who We Are Now
70(1)
Cafeteria
71(1)
Sex Next Door
72(1)
Elise Partridge (b. 1958)
Plague
73(1)
A Valediction
74(1)
Ruin
75(1)
Buying the Farm
76(2)
The Book of Steve
78(5)
Noah Leznoff (b. 1959)
Sleeping In the Grass
83(1)
An Odd Invisibility, This
83(2)
Pushing in the Grocery Line
85(1)
Blue Jets
86(2)
Cooperman's Fish: Habitat
88(1)
Iain Higgins (b. 1959)
65/66
89(1)
67/68
89(1)
70/71
90(1)
72/73
91(1)
73/74
92(1)
Laura Lush (b. 1959)
Witness
93(1)
Choices
93(1)
Sumo Wrestlers
94(1)
The Accident
94(1)
Deciphering the Sea
95(1)
The Crossing Guard
95(1)
Susan Gillis (b. 1959)
Backyard Light
96(1)
Eagle Bridge
97(1)
Summer Holiday
97(3)
Sleep Walking
100(1)
Jeffery Donaldson (b. 1960)
Rented Space
100(1)
Wind
101(1)
Bearings
102(1)
Spending Part of the Winter
103(1)
Above the River
104(3)
Bruce Taylor (b. 1960)
Social Studies
107(2)
What the Magdalen Islands are Like
109(1)
Doodle
110(2)
The Slough
112(2)
Lovely
114(1)
David Manicom (b. 1960)
The Burning Eaves
115(1)
September Gale with High Theory
115(2)
Reading Anglo-Saxon When Spring Comes Early
117(1)
Anchor Post
118(2)
Love Alight
120(1)
George Elliott Clarke (b. 1960)
Look Homeward, Exile
121(1)
King Bee Blues
122(1)
Monologue For Selah Bringing Spring to Whylah Falls
123(1)
Blue Elegies: I. v
124(1)
Richard Sanger (b. 1960)
Travels With My Aunt
125(1)
Raccoon
126(1)
Late in The West
127(1)
Wish
128(1)
Madonna of the New World
129(1)
Walid Bitar (b. 1961)
Sports
130(1)
Pasha
131(1)
The Fourth Person
132(1)
The Island Porcile
133(1)
Open Sesame
134(1)
Richard Greene (b. 1961)
Window
135(1)
At the College
136(1)
Whaler
137(1)
Crossing the Straits
138(1)
Steven Heighton (b. 1961)
Address Book
139(2)
Constellations
141(1)
Blackjack
142(1)
The Machine Gunner
142(2)
High Jump
144(1)
Gil Adamson (b. 1961)
Message
145(1)
The Apprentice
146(1)
Black Wing
146(1)
Unpleasant Coincidence
147(1)
Rest
148(1)
Eric Miller (b. 1961)
The Question
148(1)
Song of the Vulgar Starling
149(2)
September in Uplands Park
151(1)
History of Petals
152(1)
David McGimpsey (b.1962)
KoKo
153(1)
The Trip
154(5)
Edna Loses The Store
159(3)
Kevin Connolly (b. 1962)
History Channel
162(1)
Porcelain Jesus
163(1)
Down to Earth
163(1)
Rise and Shine
164(1)
Repossession
165(1)
Geoffrey Cook (b. 1963)
Moving In
166(1)
Lorne, Nova Scotia
166(2)
Fisherman's Song
168(1)
The Seals at Green Rock
169(1)
Watermarks
170(2)
Mark Sinnett (b. 1963)
Study of Two Figures (Lovers), 1846
172(1)
On the Impossibility of Seeing You
173(1)
September One
173(1)
Coast
174(2)
Patrick Warner (b. 1963)
Gumshoe
176(2)
Mormon
178(2)
The Bacon Company of Ireland
180(1)
Hike
181(2)
Watching the Ocean
183(1)
Tim Bowling (b. 1964)
The Last Sockeye
184(1)
Love Poem, My Back to the Fraser
185(1)
Great Blue Heron
186(1)
Early Autumn: A Still Life
187(1)
Reading My Son to Sleep
188(1)
Andrew Steinmetz (b. 1965)
From ``Histories, VI, VII, XII, XV, XVII, XVIII, XXI''
189(5)
Jargon
194(1)
Tahiti
195(1)
Oligodendroglioma
196(1)
Late
197(1)
John Degen (b. 1965)
Sibiu
198(2)
Underground
200(2)
Neighbours are Dangerous
202(1)
The Rats Outside Me
203(1)
Crow
203(2)
Michael Crummey (b. 1965)
The Late Macbeth
205(1)
Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
206(1)
Observatory on Mount Pleasant
207(1)
A Trip to Labrador among the Esquimaux
207(1)
Artifacts
208(1)
Karen Solie (b. 1966)
Cardio Room, Young Women's Christian Association
209(1)
Sturgeon
210(1)
Java Shop, Fort MacLeod
210(1)
Sick
211(1)
Alert Bay, Labour Day
212(1)
John MacKenzie (b.1966)
Riding the Route for Nature and Health
213(1)
Drinking with the Neurosurgeon
214(2)
Now We Sing Our Descent
216(1)
Thor, Shanghaied by Yahweh to Tend the World...
217(1)
Christian Bok (b. 1966)
From ``Geodes''
218(1)
Birefringence
219(3)
Todd Swift (b. 1966)
Evening on Putney Avenue
222(1)
Water, Running
223(1)
Cinema du Look
224(1)
The Influence of Anxiety at the Seaside with Tea
224(1)
Lost at Austelitz
225(1)
Barbara Nickel (b. 1966)
Marion, 1935: To My Twin Sister
226(1)
Flight
226(3)
Change Islands
229(1)
Three Poems for Violin
230(2)
David O'Meara (b. 1968)
The War Against Television
232(1)
Brickwork
233(1)
Nomad
234(1)
Letter to Auden
235(6)
Walking Around
241(4)
Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen (b. 1968)
Inoculation
245(1)
From ``August: An Anniversary Suite''
246(5)
Christopher Patton (b. 1969)
Red Maple
251(2)
The Vine Maple
253(1)
Doe's Bones
254(1)
From ``Weed Flower Mind''
255(2)
Stephanie Bolster (b. 1969)
Seawolf Inside its Own Dorsal Fin
257(1)
Hedge
258(1)
On the Steps of the Met
258(1)
Edge of the River
259(1)
Chemistry
259(2)
Adam Sol (b. 1969)
Life, McKenzie
261(1)
Wishing You Better
262(1)
Conciliatory Letter to Morgan
263(1)
Man who Slept Between Blows of a Hammer
264(1)
Psalm of Scranton
265(1)
Ken Babstock (b. 1970)
Carrying Someone Else's Infant Past a Cow in a Field near Marmora, Ont.
266(1)
Finishing
267(1)
Tractor
268(1)
The 7-Eleven Formerly Known as Rx
269(2)
Palindromic
271(3)
George Murray (b. 1971)
Cage
274(1)
Pike
275(2)
The Last of the Sinners Waits on a Rock for Noah
277(2)
Despite the Hunger and Delicious Taste
279(1)
An Egyptian Soldier on the Red Sea Swims Away from Moses
280(2)
Anita Lahey (b. 1972)
From ``Cape Breton Relative''
282(3)
The Drip-dry Method
285(1)
Travel Photos
286(2)
Suzanne Buffam (b. 1972)
The Starfish
288(1)
Life with Folded Umbrella
289(1)
Sweet Basil
290(1)
The Onset
291(1)
Sue Sinclair (b. 1972)
Saturday Afternoon
292(1)
Red Pepper
293(1)
Green Pepper
294(1)
Collar Bones
294(1)
The Pitcher
295(1)
Pino Coluccio (b. 1973)
Dimensions
296(1)
Time Piece
297(1)
My Imaginary Wife
298(1)
Getting In
298(1)
Standards
299(1)
Asa Boxer (b. 1973)
From ``The Workshop''
299(3)
How to Lie
302(1)
The Lobster
303(1)
Matt Robinson (b. 1974)
Parking Lot Pastoral
304(1)
From the Ocean, Inland
305(1)
Spring
306(1)
Notes Toward an Apartment Story
306(2)
Michael deBeyer (b. 1975)
Beginning the Season
308(1)
Saturday Ventures
308(1)
Imagining the Black Bear into the Parking Lot
309(1)
The Body October
309(1)
Home: The West Wall
310(1)
Joe Denham (b. 1975)
Breakfast
311(1)
Scotchman Salvage
311(1)
Gutting
312(1)
Mending
312(1)
Splicing
313(1)
Shane Neilson (b. 1975)
Love in Practice
314(1)
Open Head Injury
314(1)
In the MRI Machine
315(1)
Bedside Delirium: Family Visit
316(3)
Permissions 319(6)
Author Index 325


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