Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry (Paperback)

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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 deeply personal and formal essays that offer a glimpse into the minds of some of Canada's most influential poets.


In addition to Atwood, the contributors to this volume include a who's who of the country's literary elite: Anne Carson, George Elliott Clarke, Anne Simpson, Tim Lilburn, A.F. Moritz, Marilyn Bowering, 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 it is, what it does, and why it matters.

About the Author


The League of Canadian Poets was founded in 1966 to nurture the advancement of poetry in Canada. This collection is based on the Anne Szumigalski Lecture Series.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780889773714
ISBN-10: 0889773718
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 2016
Pages: 250
Language: English