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Poetry

By Tom Wayman

For years, British Columbia poet Tom Wayman has had a reputation for writing accessible, witty poetry about the everyday themes of work, home, and family. Wayman’s latest effort, The Colours of the Forest, bills itself ... Read More »

February 10, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Erin Mouré

In recent years, Erin Mouré’s poetry has had the reputation of being a kind of playground for grad-school students. As the title suggests, her eighth book of poetry, A Frame of the Book, is heavily ... Read More »

February 10, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By W.H. New

W.H. New, who holds the Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of British Columbia, has written more than 30 books including Science Lessons, his first book of poems, which was ... Read More »

February 10, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Helen Humphreys

Novelist and poet Helen Humphreys’ fourth collection of poetry is an eloquently written, passionate book about language, desire, love, and indecision.In “For Jackie, Who Will Never Read This,” Humphreys details the importance of speech outside ... Read More »

February 10, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Patrick Friesen

What’s poetry good for? Neither preferred nor common, it has no abbreviation on the NASDAQ exchange. But Patrick Friesen’s Carrying the Shadow shows how poetry still holds an uncontested patent in speaking of death. It’s ... Read More »

February 10, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Ronna Bloom

Ronna Bloom, a Toronto writer, psychotherapist, teacher, and erstwhile photographer, collects images and stories from her many lives for her second collection of poetry, Personal Effects. The “personal effects” of Bloom’s poetry are not so ... Read More »

February 9, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Gordon Downie

Can’t we just ignore the fact that Gord Downie is the frontman for Canada’s most popular rock band and review his debut collection of poetry as an autonomous artistic endeavour entirely separate from his musical ... Read More »

February 6, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry