Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, the 50 poems in this collection are culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals. The handpicked selections include the best, and most current, representations of the vibrant Canadian poetry scene. This distinguished volume offers both a convenient introduction to contemporary poets in Canada and a collectible yearbook for seasoned poetry readers.
Carmine Starnino is a poet, an essayist, and a critic, as well as the author of A Lover's Quarrel and With English SubTitles. Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including Cornucopia and The Second Blush. She is a contributing editor of the Literary Review of Canada and a faculty mentor at Spalding University. Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. Her nonfiction book The Paper Garden was nominated for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. They both live in Toronto, Ontario.
"Tightrope is doing a great service to Canadian poetry by launching this Series. . . . I will definitely keep my eyes open for subsequent editions in the coming years." —Mark Sampson, blogger, Free Range Reading