Undercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry
SynopsisUndercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry is an introduction to the work of eleven poets who have not yet published full collections of their own, but whose poems have been making their way into print in Canada and abroad.
The poems have been hand-picked by editor Robyn Sarah both for their qualities as individual poems and for the ensemble they create. Each selection has been compiled with a view to showing the poet’s range, yet each is also sequenced so that the poems work effectively as a suite.
The contributors’ ages span five decades, bringing to bear the perspectives and concerns of different life stages. This is not the latest crop of MFA’s in Creative Writing, but a foraged gathering of eleven strongly individual poets coming from different regions, different backgrounds, and different walks of life. What they have in common is their uncommon ability to explore our shared human condition in words that resonate.
E. Alex Pierce
Jason Ranon Uri Rotstein