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Measures of astonishment : poets on poetry

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  • Contributor: League of Canadian Poets

    A society without poetry and the other arts would have broken its mirror and cut out its heart.--"Margaret Atwood. So boldly insists one of our greatest writers in Measures of Astonishment, a refreshing and eclectic mix of both deeply personal and formal essays that offer a glimpse into the minds of some of Canada's most influential poets. The contributors to this volume include Anne Carson, George Elliot Clarke, Anne Simpson, Tim Lilburn, Marilyn Bowering, A.F. Moritz, Mark Abley, Glen Sorestad, Robert Currie, Don McKay, Lillian Allen, and Gregory Scofield. Measures of Astonishment shines a northern light on poetry, offering unique perspectives as to what poetry is, what it does, and why it matters.

    • Preface / Glen Sorestad
    • Acknowledgements
    • 2002: Poetry's practice of philosophy / Tim Lilburn
    • 2004: Every exit is an entrance (a praise of sleep) / Anne Carson
    • 2005: Frederick Ward : writing as jazz / George Elliott Clarke
    • 2006: Why poetry? / Margaret Atwood
    • 2007: The angel of the big muddy / Mark Abley
    • 2008: Ediocaran and anthropocene
    • poetry as a reader of deep time / Don McKay
    • 2009: Re-discovering ancient springs : a consideration of metaphorical space / Marilyn Bowering
    • 2010: Poetry and community / Anne Simpson
    • 2011: Pristine and startled : ways of seeing / Glen Sorestad
    • 2012: Coming (back) to poetry / Robert Currie
    • Contributors
    • Permissions, acknowledgements.
    Original Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, University of Regina Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780889773714, 0889773718
    Collection(s)/Series: Saskatchewan Book Awards 2018