Guest editor Souvankham Thammavongsa, Giller Prize-winning author of How to Pronounce Knife, brings a keen ear for rhythm, an peerless sense of narrative compression, and an appetite for vital subject matter to this year’s edition of Best Canadian Poetry.
Praise for the Best Canadian Poetry Series
“[These] books are must-haves for libraries, schools, and intellectually well-intentioned bedside nightstands across the country.”—Quill & Quire
“The wide range of writers, forms and themes represented here make it a great jumping-off point for readers who might be interested in Canadian poetry but are unsure about where to start.”—Globe and Mail
“Buy it, or borrow it, but do read it.”—Arc Poetry Magazine
“A magnet, I think, for the many people who would like to know contemporary poetry.”—A.F. Moritz, Griffin Poetry Prize winner
“An eclectic and diverse collection of Canadian poetry . . . a wonderful addition to anyone’s bookshelf.”—Toronto Quarterly