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Poetry Anthologies (multiple Authors)

Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010, The

edited by Lorna Crozier & Molly Peacock

Tightrope Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
Anthologies (multiple authors)
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    Oct 2010
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The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 proudly continues a series that kicked off with a bang in 2008 under the stewardship of esteemed series editor, Molly Peacock, and inaugural guest editor, award-winning poet Stephanie Bolster. The 2009 edition was expertly curated by A.F. Moritz, winner of the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize. And this year, Lorna Crozier has chosen the fifty best Canadian poems published in Canadian literary journals and magazines in the preceding year. With this anthology, readersâ??often baffled by proliferating poems and poetsâ??will be able to tap into the remarkable and vibrant Canadian poetry scene, checking out the currentsâ??and cross currentsâ??of poetry in a volume distilled by a round robin of distinguished editorial taste.

About the authors

Lorna Crozier, one of Canada's most celebrated poets, has read from her work on every continent. She has received numerous awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her fifteen books of poetry, which include The Blue Hour of the Day: Selected Poems; Whetstone; Apocrypha of Light; What the Living Won't Let Go; A Saving Grace; Everything Arrives at the Light; Inventing the Hawk; Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence; and The Garden Going On Without Us. She has also edited several anthologies, among them Desire in Seven Voices and, with Patrick Lane, Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast. She lives in Saanich, BC.

Lorna Crozier's profile page

Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush (McClelland & Stewart, 2009) and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems (W.W. Norton); a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece; and a one-woman show in poems, “The Shimmering Verge” produced by Louise Fagan Productions (London, Ontario). She has been series editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English since 2007, as well as a contributing editor of the Literary Review of Canada and a faculty mentor at the Spalding MFA Program. Her poetry, published in leading literary journals in North America and the UK, is widely anthologized. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 (McClelland & Stewart, 2010).

Molly Peacock's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008:â??Lovers of poetry should buy this volume: read some good poems, and encourage the future of this series.â?â??Rover ArtsPraise for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2009:â??This would be an excellent book for the academic and the casual poetry fan who wants to dust off the rust in their CanLit poetry ligaments.â? â??â??Michael Peckham, Broken Pencil"If poems outside Moritzâ??s personal aesthetic are understandably absent, the chosen fifty, presented alphabetically from Atwood to Zwicky, are in no way devoid of delights, and my notes record many remarkable moments."â??Maxianne Berger, Rover Artsâ??The collection is a unique glimpse at a diversity of poets, from Ottawa's David O'Meara to Margaret Atwood to the revered P.K. Page.â? â??Cormac Rae, Ottawa Xpress

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