The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 proudly continues a series that kicked off with a bang in 2008 and thrives under the stewardship of esteemed series editor, Molly Peacock, and a different acclaimed poet guest editor each year. This year Priscila Uppal chose the fifty best Canadian poems published in Canadian online and print literary journals and magazines in 2010. With this anthology, readersâ??often baffled by proliferating poems and poetsâ?? are 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
Priscila Uppal is a poet, fiction writer, academic, and professor of Humanities and English at York University. She is the author of eight books of poetry, including: Winter Sport: Poems (Mansfield Press, 2010), Successful Tragedies: Selected Poems 1998-2010 (Bloodaxe Books, U.K. 2010), and Traumatology (Exile Editions, 2010). Her works have been published internationally and translated into numerous languages. Additionally, she is the editor of several anthologies and essay collections. Priscila Uppalâ??s works have been taught in several countries. She is a frequent guest on radio, television, and in print media, and has designed and led writing workshops for over a decade. She lives in Toronto.
Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush; a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece; and a one-woman show in poems, â??The Shimmering Verge.â? She is a contributing editor of the Literary Review of Canada and a faculty mentor at the Spalding MFA Program. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72, which was nominated for British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
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).
â??Some of us can only afford a half a dozen or so subscriptions to literary magazines, so the publication of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, now in its third year, is a welcome event.â?â??Maxianne Berger, Rover Arts
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??Michael Peckham, Broken Pencil
â??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
Other titles by Priscilla Uppal
Other titles by Molly Peacock
In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens a Door
The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English
The Tenth Anniversary Edition
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014
Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions
The Lives of the Letters
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012
The Paper Garden
Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72