Selected Poems 1967-2011

ISBN 9781770864757 | 5.5″ x 8.5″ | TPB | $20

Category: Poetry

 


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Synopsis

In 1967, when the newly established House of Anansi Press began publishing, the first two poetry books they issued were a reprint of Margaret Atwood’s GG-winning book, The Circle Game, and George Jonas’s first book, The Absolute Smile. Over the course of the following forty-four years, Jonas continued to write poetry – publishing in literary and scholarly journals in Canada and abroad, some of which were collected in subsequent books The Happy Hungry Man (1970), Cities (1973), The East Wind Blows West (1993), and The Jonas Variations (2011).

The poems in this collection, selected by Anna Porter, Barbara Amiel, Robyn Sarah, and Marc Côté, demonstrate great depth and breadth over Jonas’s career. From the occasional poems of the 1960s, when he was writing as a young man, to the variations and translations of great European poets – from Goethe to Faludy – when he is writing as a much wiser, older man, the poetry reveals a sensibility entirely contemporary and original, but steeped in grand tradition, a writer very much engaged with the things of his world.

 


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George Jonas Selected Poems (Readings) from KOVE productions on Vimeo

Readers:
MARC CÔTÉ
DAVID CRONENBERG
GUY GAVRIEL KAY
DENNIS LEE
ANNA PORTER


About the Author

Jonas, George - is a poet, novelist, playwright, journalist, and television producer. He contributes to many Canadian and international periodicals and newspapers and has written fifteen books, including several international bestsellers. (read more)

Books by the Author

Jonas Variations, The: A Literary Séance - George Jonas
ISBN 9781770860568 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $24

A one-of-a-kind collection: free translations, imitations, variations, reverberations, and refutations of poems in other languages that inspired its author—poet, writer and journalist George Jonas—to words in English. (read more)
Selected Poems 1967-2011 - ISBN 9781770864757 | 5.5″ x 8.5″ | TPB | $20 Category: Poetry   Find   Synopsis In 1967, when the newly established House of Anansi Press began publishing, the first two poetry books they issued were a reprint of Margaret Atwood’s GG-winning book, The Circle Game, and George Jonas’s first book, The Absolute Smile. Over […]