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Earth and Heaven

An Anthology of Myth Poetry

edited by Amanda Jernigan & Evan Jones

Publisher
Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
May 2015
Category
Canadian
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554557738
    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554553761
    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price
    $16.00

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Jernigan and Jones celebrate the vitality and diversity of poetry inspired by, or in conversation with, myth. Looking back to the early 20th century and forward to the contemporary, Earth and Heaven gathers voices and stories as it moves through "four ages" of mythic history. This collection tells a story of its own about the stories we tell each other.

Featuring poems by:

  • Harry Thurston,
  • Daniel David Moses,
  • Douglas LePan,
  • Gwendolyn MacEwen,
  • Margaret Avison,
  • Souvankham Thammavongsa,
  • George Johnston,
  • John Terpstra,
  • Beverley Bie Brahic,
  • Anne Compton,
  • Robert Bringhurst,
  • Darren Bifford,
  • Leonard Cohen,
  • Alfred Bailey,
  • Diana Brebner,
  • Mary Dalton,
  • Steven Heighton,
  • Sue Sinclair,
  • Robert Gibbs,
  • Bruce Taylor,
  • Peter Sanger,
  • Mark Callanan,
  • Elise Partridge,
  • Daryl Hine,
  • Don McKay,
  • Jeffery Donaldson,
  • Marius Kociejowski,
  • Ricardo Sternberg,
  • Michael Crummey,
  • Richard Greene,
  • Carmine Starnino,
  • Wayne Clifford,
  • Brian Bartlett,
  • James Reaney,
  • Norm Sibum,
  • M. Travis Lane,
  • P.K. Page,
  • E.J. Pratt,
  • W.W.E. Ross,
  • Kerry-Lee Powell,
  • Warren Heiti,
  • Anne Wilkinson,
  • Robyn Sarah,
  • A.F. Moritz,
  • Eric Ormsby,
  • John Thompson,
  • James Pollock,
  • Richard Outram, and
  • Jay Macpherson.

About the authors

Gabeba Baderoon is a poet and scholar and the author of the poetry collections, The Dream in the Next Body and A Hundred Silences. She received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry and teaches Women's Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

Kate Clanchy's three collections Slattern, Samarkand, and Newborn, have recently been gathered into a Selected Poems, published by Picador. She has won the Writer's Guild Award, The VS Prichett Prize, and the BBC National Short Story Award for her prose. Her novel, Meeting the English, was shortlisted for the Costa Prize in 2013.

Carolyn Forché is a poet, translator and essayist, and editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, Against Forgetting and Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English: 1500-2001 (co-edited with Duncan Wu). Her poetry books include Gathering the Tribes, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History and Blue Hour. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Professor of English at Georgetown University, where she also directs The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.

Amanda Jernigan is the author of two books of poetry, Groundwork (2011) and All the Daylight Hours (2013). The first was shortlisted for the League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Award and included in the National Public Radio's list of best books of the year; the second was named a best book of the year in the National Post. She is the editor of The Essential Richard Outram (2011) and author of a monograph on the poetry of Peter Sanger.

Amanda Jernigan's profile page

Evan Jones edited New Canadian Poetry, Introductions: Poets Present Poets and most recently, Opening the Island, Anne Compton's debut collection of poetry. His work has appeared in Descant, the Malahat Review, and Queen Street Quarterly. Nothing Fell Today But Rain is Jones's debut collection of poetry.

Evan Jones' profile page

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