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15 Canadian poets X2

Author: Gary Geddes
Publisher: Toronto : Oxford University Press, 1988.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Geddes
ISBN: 0195406559 9780195406559
OCLC Number: 17768399
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 568 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Newfoundland. The Shark. Sea-gulls. Erosion. The Man and the Machine. From Stone to Steel. Newfoundland Seamen. The Titanic / E.J. Pratt --
Lakeshore. Old Song. Laurentian Shield. Overture. Charity. W.L.M.K.. The Canadian Authors Meet. Saturday Sundae. Martinigram. Eclipse. A Lass in Wonderland. Bonne Entents. A Grain of Rice. Creed. Union. For Bryan Priestman / F.R. Scott --
From the Hazel Bough. Vancouver Lights. Anglosaxon Street. Bushed. A Walk in Kyoto. The Bear on the Delhi Road. El Greco: Espolio. Cartagena de Indias. November Walk Near False Creek Mouth / Earle Birney --
'S.S.R., Lost at Sea.' The Times. Now at the Ocean's Verge. The Newspaper. Wednesday at North Hatley. In the Yukon. I Think of All Soft Limbs. Ramble on What in the World Why. The Sun in the Garden. The Arrival of Wisdom. At the Café at Night. State of Affairs. Hunter's Moon. Aspect of a Cut Peach. Tao in North Hatley. Of Lu Hong the Scholar. The Story of Wang Wei. The Opinion of Ji Cheng. At the Orchid Pavilion / Ralph Gustafson --
Heirloom. Autobiographical. For the Sisters of the Hotel Dieu. Grain Elevator. Indian Reservation: Caughnawaga. Political Meeting. Montreal. Lone Bather. Portrait of the Poet as Landscape / A.M. Klein --
Fire and Reason. Going to Sleep. Green Rain. Spain. Call My People Home. The Three Emily's. Bartok and the Geranium. Without Benefit of Tape. Bellhouse Bay / Dorothy Livesay --
The Swimmer. Look, the Lambs Are all Around Us. The Cold Green Element. The Fertile Muck. On Seeing the Statuettes of Ezekiel and Jeremiah in the Church of Notre Dame. Sacrament by the Water. Whatever Else Poetry Is Freedom. Berry Picking. Cain. Keine Lazarovitch 1870-1959. A tall Man Executes a Jig. For Mao Tse-Tung: A Meditation on Flies and Kings. Rhine Boat Trip. Israelis / Irving Layton --
The Stenographers. The Landlady. Stories of Snow. Photos of a Salt Mine. The Permanent Tourists. Cook's Mountains. Arras. After Rain. Brazilian Fazenda. Cry Ararat!. Sestina for Pat Lane after Reading 'Albino Pheasants' / P.K. Page --
Girls. At Midnight. My Lessons in the Jail. On My Birthday. The Mile Runner. Ukrainian Church. Gossip. The Survivors. A Morning Like the Morning When Amos Awoke. How I Spent the Year Listening to the Ten O'Clock News. Ten Years and More. Downtown Streets. Elegies for a Composer. Lately I've Been Feeling Very Jewish / Miriam Waddington --
Snow. The World Stilll Needs. New Year's Poem. To Professor X, Year Y. The Swimmer's Moment. Voluptuaries and Others. Birth Day. Pace. Black-White Under Green: May 18,1965. July Man. The Absorbed. In a Season of Unemployment. A Nameless One / Margaret Avison --
The Country North of Belleville. The Cariboo Horses. Song of the Impermanent Husband. Wilderness Gothic. Eskimo Graveyard. Arctic Rhododendrons. Detail. Lament for the Dorsets. The Runners. The Beavers of Renfrew / Al Purdy --
The Nest. Young Girls. Lagoons, Hanlan's Point. The Lilac Poem. Downtown Corner News Stand. Study: The Bath. Flight of the Roller-Coaster. All This Slow Afternoon. The Six-Quart Basket, The Death of the Grenadiers. A Morning in Brussels. Memory of Bathurst Street. St Catherine Street East. On the Rouge. Night Raider. Among the Willows. Get the Poem Outdoors. A Letter to Archibald Lampman. Pictures of a Long-Lost World / Raymond Souster --
Pillar of Fire. Thief Hanging in Baptist Halls. The Meaning of the I CHING. Houdini. Pictures in an Institution. Woodbine. The Speaking Earth. From the North Saskatchewan. Marina. On the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Memorial Services, Toronto, YMHA, Bloor & Spadina, January 25, 1970. Two Dream Songs for John Berryman. Agatha Christie. On the Death of Ho Chi Minh / Eli Mandel --
Victim. Girl with a Basket. Fishhawks. The Lullaby. The Disc. The Flight. The Arrangement. Summer 1928. Shrapnel. Desire / Anne Szumigalski --
Poem of Albert Johnson. Elegy for Wong Toy. Meditation on Tom Thomson. Seed Catalogue / Robert Kroetsch --
Marvell's Garden. Breaking. Making. Love Story. Sitting. A Tall Tale. To Friends Who Have Also Considered Suicide. Occasions of Desire. Poetics Against the Angel of Death. Rilke. For Fyodor. Eschatology of Spring. Prison Report. Treblinka Gas Chamber. Leaning / Phyllis Webb --
Portrait of Anne Hébert. Beautiful Creatures Brief as These. For Françoise Adnet. These Trees Are No Forest of Mourners. Summer Is a Poem by Ovid. I Thought There Were Limits. The Stream Exposed With All Its Stones. Words From the Aviary. Kate, These Flowers ... (The Lampman Poems) / D.G. Jones --
Beginning. Warren Pryor. God Sour the Milk of the Knacking Wench. For Nicholas of All the Russias. I, Icarus. And He wept Aloud, So That the Egyptians Heard It. Britain Street. In Those Old Wars. July 15. The Mysterious Naked Man. Another Parting. For Claudine because I Love Her. Ypres: 1915. The First Stirring of the Beasts. The Middle-Aged Man in the Supermarket. The Broadcaster's Poem / Alden Nowlan --
Elegy. Story. I Have Not Lingered in European Monasteries. You Have the Lovers. As the Mist Leaves No Scar. Now of Sleeping. The Genius. Style. For E.J.P.. The Music Crept by Us. Two West to Sleep. God is Alive. How to Speak Poetry. From Book of Mercy / Leonard Cohen --
Grandfather. Esta My Caliente. News. Circus Maximus. Indian Summer. Albertasaurus. The House. Dobbin. Summer Solstice. Sequestered Pop & a Stripe. Bones Along Her Body / George Bowering --
Coast Range. Octopus. Touch Home. Hotline to the Gulf. Regard to Neruda. Chacabuco, The Pit. The Dig / Pat Lowther --
The Arrival. Then, If I Cease Desiring. Verigin, Moving in Alone. The Pride. Lady, Lady. Ride Off any Horizon. In This Reed. The Engine and the Sea. Driving. The Weather / John Newlove --
The Animals in That Country. A Night in the Royal Ontario Museum. Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer. Death of a Young Son by Drowning. Game After Supper. They Eat Out. Newsreel: Man and Firing Squad. Five Poems for Dolls. Notes Towards a Poem That Can Never Be Written. A Women's Issue / Margaret Atwood --
White Mountain. Passing into Storm. The Bird. Wild Horses. Elephants. Mountain Oysters. Unborn Things. From the Hot Hills. The Carpenter. Stigmata. Albino Pheasants. Of Letters. The Great Wall. Against Blue Jade Curtains. Small Love Song / Patrick Lane --
Sandra Lee Scheuer. Letter of the Master of Horse. The Strap. Jimmy's Place. Saskatchewan: 1949. Philip Larkin. Charioteer. Paymaster. Blacksmith. Sullivan. 250-Word Essay Required by the Japanese on the Battle of Hong Kong / Gary Geddes --
Poems in Braille. Manzini: Escape Artist. Arcanum One. Poem Improvised Around a First Line. The Red Bird You Wait For. The Discovery. Dark Pines Under Water. Memoirs of a Mad Cook. The Child Dancing. Apologies. Nitroglycerine Tulips. Deraa. Ghazala's Foal. Tall Tales. Notes From the Dead Land / Gwendolyn MacEwen --
Early Morning, Kingston to Gananoque. The Diverse Causes. Elizabeth. Peter. 'The gate in his head'. Postcard from Piccadilly Street. From The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Letters & Other Worlds. The Cinnamon Peeler. Escarpment / Michael Ondaatje --
The Woman in This Poem. All That Uneasy Spring. A Simple Poem for Virginia Woolf. The Heroes You Had As a Girl. Common Magic. Thinking With the Heart. Particulars / Bronwen Wallace --
The Beauty of the Weapons. The Sun and Moon. Poem About Crystal. Anecdote of the Squid. Xenophanes. The Stonecutter's Horses. The Song of Ptahhotep. For the Bones of Josef Mengele, Disinterred June 1985 / Robert Bringhurst --
Fugue. Maintenance. A Meditation Between Claims. Sounding an Old Chord in October. C Magor Scale, Ascending. Study in Latex Semi-Gloss. Excavation from the Bridge. The Thread. To Fill a Life. March, Last Quarter. Scratch / Robyn Sarah --
Notes on the poets --
Index of poets.
Other Titles: 15 Canadian poets plus 5.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Geddes.

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