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Surreal Estate

13 Poets Under the Influence

edited by Stuart Ross, by Gil Adamson & Kevin Connolly

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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.

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Stuart Ross

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Gil Adamson

GIL ADAMSON is the critically acclaimed author of Ridgerunner, which won the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail and the CBC. Her first novel, The Outlander, 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. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, CBC Canada Reads, and the Prix Femina in France; longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and chosen as a Globe and Mail and Washington Post Top 100 Book. She is also the author of a collection of linked stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau, and two poetry collections, Primitive and Ashland. She lives in Toronto.

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Kevin Connolly is a poet, journalist, and editor. He lives in Toronto's east end with his partner, writer Gil Adamson.
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