Guest edited by Jacob McArthur Mooney, this eighth edition of Canada's vibrant yearly anthology features the fifty finest Canadian poems published during 2014. The Best Canadian Poetry Series, which thrives under the stewardship of acclaimed Series editor Molly Peacock and assistant editor Anita Lahey, ushers readers into the heart of the diverse Canadian poetry scene. A must-read for anyone with a stake or interest in contemporary Canadian literature.
Anita Lahey is a poet, journalist, reviewer and essayist. She is the author of The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture and of two Véhicule Press poetry collections: Out to Dry in Cape Breton and Spinning Side Kick. The former was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Jacob McArthur Mooney’s second collection, Folk, was nominated for the Trillium Book Award in Poetry and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Molly Peacock is a widely anthologized poet who writes biography, memoir, and fiction. Her newest work is Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions, with illustrations by Kara Kosaka. She is also the author of The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72. Her latest book of poetry is The Second Blush.
“No matter what your tastes, there are some poems here you’ll really like... The wide range of writers, forms and themes represented here make it a great jumping-off point for readers who might be interested in Canadian poetry but are unsure about where to start.”—Emma Healey, Globe and Mail
"A true nation of poetry is revealed: fifty poems is the icing on a rich, decadent cake."—Lori A. May, Poets Quarterly
"The Best Canadian Poetry Series offers an annual glimpse of poetry published across Canada, complete with a diverse sampling of voices and experiences that may be appreciated beyond borders." —Lori A. May, examiner.com
"Readers will find this edition replete with new and memorable verses that will welcome them into the wilds of poetry." —Publishers Weekly