20 Canadian Poets Take On The World
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20 Canadian Poets Take On The World

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A groundbreaking multilingual collection promoting a global poetic consciousness, thisvolume presents the works of20 international poets, all in their original languages, alongside English translations by some of Canada's most esteemed poets. Providing an introductory statement about the translation process of each poem, translating poets include Canadians Ken Babstock, Di
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Exile (first published March 23rd 2009)
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Shonna Froebel
This is an interesting collection of translated works of poetry from many different languages, all translated by Canadian writers. Some of the translators had never done anything like this before. There is an introduction to each poet and that includes information on how the translation was approached.
The poetry in and of itself is interesting, but the narrative that accompanies each poet/translator is also very interesting.
This is an interesting and unique work in the field of Canadian literatu...more
what i am enjoying particularly about this book are the introductions by the writers who translated the poems, and the discovery of poets i've never heard of before.
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Priscila Uppal was born in Ottawa in 1974 and currently lives in Toronto where she is a poet, fiction writer, academic, and professor of Humanities and English at the undergraduate and graduate levels at York University. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Arts Council. Her creative and academic interests frequently intersect, and she has published work that explores the...more
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