One hundred and thirty poets.
Hundreds of letters and epistolary poems.
An unforgettable journey into the long night of love.
“At times beautiful, at times rueful, Where the Nights Are Twice as Long
is a collection of letters written by Canadian poets to those they loved. The result is a diverse portrait of the life cycle of a romantic relationship, from the first infatuation to I-still-can’t-forget-you melancholy.”– CBC Books
“The love letter is not dead, just different, a new book proves.”– Star Phoenix
“The editors of Where the Nights Are Twice as Long
have organized the letters (and occasional love poems) according to the writer’s age at the time of composition. The results reveal much about the evolution (and disintegration) of our passions as they are worn down or deepened over time.#&34;– Toronto Star
“[T]he new book proves that while some things change — using email to send letters rather than paper — the joy, and sometimes pain, of love is constant.”– On Campus News
&#With obvious diligence, the editors have solicited, collected, or dug up love letters by 129 English Canadian poets.”– Quill & Quire
” As the letters, poems, emails and texts in this collection are grouped according to the age of the poets at the time of writing, poets and their eras collide. And what grand collisions they are. The book is rich in loss and endings, longevity and, no matter what the age, erotic and sometimes erratic explorations in the realm of love.”– Vancouver Sun
“Part of the appeal of Eso’s and Lynes’s anthology is that the lover’s discourse is revealed as tricky and duplicitous. At once mythic and collective, it is also intimate and particular, directed not to an imaginary world of readers and writers but to a certain somebody, an often unnamed but nevertheless profoundly known beloved.”– Literary Review of Canada
“Here is a wild map, from incandescent sparks to considered glow, of love’s landscape in Canadian poetry. David Eso and Jeanette Lynes have put together something outside the ordinary.”
“an amayzing galaktik compilaysyun all brillyant poets all brillyant passyuns evree nuans evree change n trope uv all th loves ium sew happee a b in ths byond brillyant book.”
“This is a Canada we haven’t seen before. Romantic, intimate, a valentine shaped like a maple leaf designed for lovers of Canadian literature and its oh-so-human practitioners.”