Poet-critic Tom Marshall examines four stages in the development of a purely Canadian tradition in poetry through a focus on the work of major poets writing in English from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
Tom Marshall is associate professor of English at Queen's University. He is former editor of Quarry and has published several books of poetry and literary criticism.
A survey with many valuable insights and suggestive ideas.
A remarkable feat of research and summary, and will be a useful introduction to modern Canadian poetry.