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The Canadian Book of Form Poetry


Raincoast Books
Available: 01/01/05
6.1 x 9
CDN $29.95 · pb

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Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve

With this groundbreaking anthology, poets and teachers Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve set out to explore Canadian form poetry. The result is a thrilling collection of 175 poems, over 140 poets from the 18th century to the present day, and 20 distinct poetic forms (sonnets and ghazals, triolets and ballads, epigrams, pallindromes, blues and more) that will appeal to every poetry-lover as well as teachers and students of poetry.

Poets include Bliss Carman, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, Dennis Lee, George Elliott Clarke, Alden Nowlan, Gwendolyn MacEwan, Molly Peacock, Lorna Crozier, Anne Simpson, smile Nelligan, Adam Sol, Barbara Nickel, Christian Bok and over 100 more.

"No verse is free for the poet who wants to do a good job." -T. S. Eliot

Kate Braid (Vancouver) is the author of three acclaimed books of poetry. Her books have won the Pat Lowther and VanCity Book Prizes and been shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. She teaches at Malaspina University-College. Sandy Shreve (Vancouver) is also the author of three books of poetry. She has received the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry and been shortlisted for the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award and a National Magazine Award for Poetry. She founded Poetry in Transit in BC and is the Communications Officer for the Legal Services Society.