Based on the successful American version that is edited yearly by David Lehman, and drawn from Canadian literary journals and magazines from the proceeding year. From a long list of 100 poems this year’s guest editor Stephanie Bolster has chosen 50 of the best Canadian poems published in 2007. With this anthology for the first time Canadian readers, often baffled by proliferating poems and poets, will be able to tap into the remarkable poetry scene, checking out the currents and cross currents of poetry in a volume distilled by a round robin of distinguished editorial taste.
Praise for The Best Canadian Poetry in English
“This would be an excellent book for the academic and the casual poetry fan who wants to dust off the rust in their CanLit poetry ligaments.”
“If poems outside Moritz’s personal aesthetic are understandably absent, the chosen fifty, presented alphabetically from Atwood to Zwicky, are in no way devoid of delights, and my notes record many remarkable moments.”
“The collection is a unique glimpse at a diversity of poets, from Ottawa’s David O’Meara to Margaret Atwood to the revered P.K. Page.”