Literary Criticism

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We Are Not Avatars

By John Barton

In We Are Not the Avatars, renowned poet and editor John Barton collects his most provocative essays, public lectures, and reviews produced over the past twenty-five years. Though Canadians still have some way to go, Barton began publishing in an era much less attentive to queer ... Read more

What the Poets Are Doing

Edited by Rob Taylor

In 2002, Nightwood published Where the Words Come From: Canadian Poets in Conversation, a successful first-of-its-kind collection of interviews with literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Avison, Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier and P. K. Page, conducted ... Read more

What’s a Black Critic To Do II

By Donna Bailey Nurse

In What’s a Black Critic to Do II, literary critic Donna Bailey Nurse once again gathers together profiles, reviews, interviews, and essays that examine race, culture, and multiculturalism through the lens of literature. This collection, featuring well-known writers, such ... Read more

Where the Truth Lies

By Rudy Wiebe

"The problem with writer longevity can be a complicating, even contradictory oeuvre. Hopefully."

Where The Truth Lies collects forty years of essays and speeches that Rudy Wiebe crafted over his many years as an author. In this illuminating and wide-ranging selection, Wiebe provides ... Read more

Where the Words Come From

Edited by Tim Bowling

In April, 2000, when the celebrated Canadian poet Al Purdy died, Alberta writer Tim Bowling decided that the best way to pay homage to Purdy would be to devote an entire book to the many fine poets still living and writing in Canada. Where the Words Come From is a comprehensive ... Read more

White Salt Mountain

By Peter Sanger

In this remarkable follow-up to Spar: Words in Place (Gaspereau Press, 2002), Peter Sanger explores the scope of words in time. Offering significant new material to the study of linguist Silas Rand and poet John Thompson, Sanger introduces Susan Barss and Florence Ayscough, notable ... Read more

Winnipeg Connection, The

Edited by Birk Sproxton

In the 1940s and 1950s, Margaret Laurence, Jack Ludwig, Adele Wiseman, Patricia Blondal, John Marlyn and John Hirsch came of age to stand beside such distinguished predecessors as Marshall McLuhan, Dorothy Livesay, Sinclair Ross and James Reaney. The Winnipeg Connection brings ... Read more

You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence

By Donato Mancini

While Canadian poetic practices have steadily pluralised since the early 1960s, the poetry review has remained stubbornly constant. You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence is a critical, and at times hilarious survey of reviews of innovative Canadian poetry in English ... Read more