Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, the 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 includes contemporary poets Anne Carson, Anne Compton, Mary Dalton, Michael Frazier, M. Travis Lane, Patrick Lane, Jacob Mooney, Jane Munro, Ruth Roach Pierson, Elizabeth Ross, Sue Sinclair, John Steffler, Matthew Tierney, Fred Wah, and many more.
About the authors
Sue Goyette lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has published three books of poems, The True Names of Birds, Undone and outskirts (Brick Books) and a novel, Lures (HarperCollins, 2002). Her fourth collection of poems, Ocean, is forthcoming from Gaspereau Press in 2013. She's been nominated for several awards including the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Pat Lowther, the Gerald Lampert, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and won the 2008 CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the 2010 Earle Birney Prize and the 2011 Bliss Carman Award. Her poetry has appeared on the Toronto subway system, in wedding vows and spray-painted on a sidewalk somewhere in Saint John, New Brunswick. Sue currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University, is faculty for the Banff Wired Writing Studio and works part-time at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.
Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush (McClelland & Stewart, 2009) and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems (W.W. Norton); a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece; and a one-woman show in poems, “The Shimmering Verge” produced by Louise Fagan Productions (London, Ontario). She has been series editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English since 2007, as well as a contributing editor of the Literary Review of Canada and a faculty mentor at the Spalding MFA Program. Her poetry, published in leading literary journals in North America and the UK, is widely anthologized. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 (McClelland & Stewart, 2010).
“The go-to guide representing what’s happening in Canadian poetry.” —Lori A. May, Northern Poetry Review
Other titles by Sue Goyette
Other titles by Molly Peacock
In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens a Door
The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English
The Tenth Anniversary Edition
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014
Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions
The Lives of the Letters
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012
The Paper Garden
Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72