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Open Field: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Poets

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Included in this unparalleled collection are Christian Bök, Anne Carson, and Erin Mouré, whose experiments with genre have landed them international acclaim; Lisa Robertson and Ken Babstock, whose explorations of the pastoral and the sonnet, respectively, reach as far back into poetry’s history as they do into the future of those forms; George Elliot Clarke, whose striking ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 17th 2005 by Persea (first published July 15th 2005)
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nikki
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthologies, poetry
doing an english degree, and more specifically a writing diploma, made me revisit and rediscover poetry. it made me actually read bodies of work and form opinions in an area of literature i had only very shallowly dipped into previously. (i'd say my experience with poetry is still quite shallow, but anyway.) this was one of the books my class covered in my canadian lit course, and i have to say that as a relative newcomer to poetry, i had found the selections generally very pleasing and welcomin ...more
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I discovered two new favourite Canadian poets: Sonnet L'Abbé and Anne Simpson. What more could one ask from an anthology?
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Sina Queyras' last collection of poetry, Expressway, was nominated for a Governor General's Award and won Gold at the National Magazine Awards. Her previous collection Lemon Hound won a Lambda Award and the Pat Lowther Award, and she is the winner of the 2012 Friends of Literature Award. She is a blogger for Harriet, the Poetry Foundation's blog.
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