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The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015

edited by Anita Lahey, Jacob McArthur Mooney & Molly Peacock

Publisher
Tightrope Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Category
General, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926639932
    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price
    $21.95

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Description

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.

About the authors

Anita Lahey's poems have appeared in the Malahat Review, the Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, This Magazine, in Ottawa buses as part of the Transpoetry competition, and in The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry. She has won the Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest, Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem, and first prize for poetry in Pagitica's annual literary competition. Lahey is the editor of Arc: Canada's Poetry Magazine and lives in Montreal.

Anita Lahey's profile page

Jacob McArthur Mooney's profile page

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).

Molly Peacock's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“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

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