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Surreal Estate

13 Poets Under the Influence

edited by Stuart Ross, by Kevin Connolly & Gil Adamson

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publisher: The Mercury Press
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Surrealism may be a dirty secret these days, unmentionable on the backs of poetry books. But there are more than a handful of poets in North America who have been heavily influenced by surrealism. Some of them even consider themselves surrealists. They might have read Benjamin Peret, or they might have had a dream. Maybe they write while they have a fever. But, whether consciously or not, these poets are kicking at the tidy, the academic, the lyric. They are kicking at the mainstream of North American poetry.
This anthology brings together 13 Canadian poets under the influence of surrealism, including Gil Adamson, Kevin Connolly, Alice Burdick, and Lillian Necakov. Born in the 1960s and currently living in Toronto, Hamilton, Wolfville, Lunenberg, and Vancouver, they show that the influence of surrealism is still strong. There are imagist poems here, and language poems. Prose poems and manifestos. Things that could be called haiku.
Surreal Estate is an anthology of alternative universes, a record of a movement that doesn?t know it's a movement.
Surreal Estate includes work by Gil Adamson, Tara Azzopardi, Gary Barwin, Daniel f. Bradley, Alice Burdick, Kevin Connolly, W. A. Davison, Beatriz Hausner, Mark Laba, Lance La Rocque, Lillian Necakov, Stuart Ross, and Steve Venright.

About the Authors
Stuart Ross is a writer, editor, and writing instructor. His recent books include A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent (2016), A Hamburger in a Gallery (2015), and Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (2015). He has maintained a micropress, Proper Tales, since 1979, and has his own imprint at Mansfield Press. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.
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Kevin Connolly’s previous collections include Asphalt Cigar a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award; Drift, winner of the Trillium Poetry Prize; and Revolver a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and Trillium Book Award. He teaches poetry in the MFA program at the University of Guelph-Humber and has been poetry faculty at the Banff Centre’s May Writing Studio.

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GIL ADAMSON is the critically acclaimed author of The Outlander, which won the Dashiell Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the ReLit Award, and the Drummer General’s Award; was a finalist for the Commonwealth Book Prize and CBC Canada Reads; and was a Globe and Mail and Washington Post Top 100 Book. She is also the author of a collection of linked stories called Help Me, Jacques Cousteau and two poetry collections, Primitive and Ashland. She lives in Toronto.

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