Edited by Robyn Sarah
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 6.00" x 9.00"
Publication Date: Mar 02, 2011
POE001000 POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
POE011000 POETRY / Canadian
“Speaking personally, I had this book on my desk a considerable time. The deaths of both parents within a six-month period meant I had to read the book twice, and parts of it, three or four times. The re-reading was worth it. After so much shock and so much grief, it has been indeed life affirming to absorb and re-absorb this collection of insistent, original voices.”
— The Rover
Undercurrents: 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 MFAs 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