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New Generation of Canadian Poets

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Great Canadian Poets who have published their first books since 2000, as selected by Canadian readers.
Post-Apothecary

Post-Apothecary

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Sandra Ridley was a finalist for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry in 2009. Of her new work: "In minimal and carefully chosen language, Ridley mesmerizes. Each poem pays heed to the senses. When necessary, Ridley troubles syntax , but not in a heavy-handed way. Lines are built and broken, based on rhythm, image, sound. Ridley gives us mood, tone and exquisite detail enough to allow us to be compelled by her characters, but she hasn't gone overboard. She's given us spaces to fill in …

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Soft Geography

Soft Geography

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

2008 Winner of the ReLit Award for Poetry Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

"What a wonderful, fresh voice Gillian Wigmore brings to the page. These wise poems know the push and pull within family. They reveal the tender truths behind the rough edges of small-town life. Her voice resonates with authenticity, and whether she is writing about a near drowning or ice fishing, she is ultimately writing about the complications of love. These are poems you will not soon forget." - Robert …

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