Hot Best Seller

Best Canadian Poetry 2019

Availability: Ready to download

Guest editor Rob Taylor, author of the widely acclaimed collection The News, brings a passionate ear for rhythm, an eye for narrative compression, an appetite for vital subject matter, and an affinity for warmth and wit to his selections for Best Canadian Poetry 2019. The fifty ruggedly independent poems gathered here tackle themes of emergence, defiance, ferocious anger, Guest editor Rob Taylor, author of the widely acclaimed collection The News, brings a passionate ear for rhythm, an eye for narrative compression, an appetite for vital subject matter, and an affinity for warmth and wit to his selections for Best Canadian Poetry 2019. The fifty ruggedly independent poems gathered here tackle themes of emergence, defiance, ferocious anger, gratitude, and survival. They are alive with acoustic energy, precise in their language, and moving in their use of the personal to explore fraught political realities. They emit a cloud of invisible energy, a charge. Featuring work by: Colleen Baran • Gary Barwin • Billy-Ray Belcourt • Ali Blythe • Marilyn Bowering • Julie Bruck • Sara Cassidy • Sue Chenette • Chelsea Coupal • Kayla Czaga • Sadiqa de Meijer • Adebe DeRango-Adem • Chris Evans • Beth Follett • Stevie Howell • Danielle Hubbard • Dallas Hunt • Catherine Hunter • Sonnet L’Abbé • Ben Ladouceur • Tess Liem • D.A. Lockhart • Jessie Loyer • Annick MacAskill • Domenica Martinello • Laura Matwichuk • Katie McGarry • Jimmy McInnes • A.F. Moritz • Alexandra Oliver • Alycia Pirmohamed • Marion Quednau • Claudia Coutu Radmore • Shazia Hafiz Ramji • Shaun Robinson • Yusuf Saadi • Rebecca Salazar • Ellie Sawatzky • David Seymour • Kevin Spenst • Mallory Tater • Souvankham Thammavongsa • Russell Thornton • Daniel Scott Tysdal • William Vallières • Katherena Vermette • Douglas Walbourne-Gough • Cara Waterfall • Gillian Wigmore • Ian Williams


Compare

Guest editor Rob Taylor, author of the widely acclaimed collection The News, brings a passionate ear for rhythm, an eye for narrative compression, an appetite for vital subject matter, and an affinity for warmth and wit to his selections for Best Canadian Poetry 2019. The fifty ruggedly independent poems gathered here tackle themes of emergence, defiance, ferocious anger, Guest editor Rob Taylor, author of the widely acclaimed collection The News, brings a passionate ear for rhythm, an eye for narrative compression, an appetite for vital subject matter, and an affinity for warmth and wit to his selections for Best Canadian Poetry 2019. The fifty ruggedly independent poems gathered here tackle themes of emergence, defiance, ferocious anger, gratitude, and survival. They are alive with acoustic energy, precise in their language, and moving in their use of the personal to explore fraught political realities. They emit a cloud of invisible energy, a charge. Featuring work by: Colleen Baran • Gary Barwin • Billy-Ray Belcourt • Ali Blythe • Marilyn Bowering • Julie Bruck • Sara Cassidy • Sue Chenette • Chelsea Coupal • Kayla Czaga • Sadiqa de Meijer • Adebe DeRango-Adem • Chris Evans • Beth Follett • Stevie Howell • Danielle Hubbard • Dallas Hunt • Catherine Hunter • Sonnet L’Abbé • Ben Ladouceur • Tess Liem • D.A. Lockhart • Jessie Loyer • Annick MacAskill • Domenica Martinello • Laura Matwichuk • Katie McGarry • Jimmy McInnes • A.F. Moritz • Alexandra Oliver • Alycia Pirmohamed • Marion Quednau • Claudia Coutu Radmore • Shazia Hafiz Ramji • Shaun Robinson • Yusuf Saadi • Rebecca Salazar • Ellie Sawatzky • David Seymour • Kevin Spenst • Mallory Tater • Souvankham Thammavongsa • Russell Thornton • Daniel Scott Tysdal • William Vallières • Katherena Vermette • Douglas Walbourne-Gough • Cara Waterfall • Gillian Wigmore • Ian Williams

49 review for Best Canadian Poetry 2019

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mhairi Holmes

    This collection certainly has a wide range of poems, both in subject matter and style. A few of my personal favorites were, “Marketplace” by Christopher Evans, “My Mother Gave Me” by Souvankham Thammavongsa, “O sea of troubles we did not take arms against” by Adebe DeRango-Aden, “r u ok” by Katie McGarry, “The Reader” by Catherine Hunter, “Steep Steps Towards Home” by Douglas Walbourne-Gough, and “Sunday’s, Mornings” by Gillian Wigmore. The final poem, “Witch hunt” by Rebecca Salazar is an incre This collection certainly has a wide range of poems, both in subject matter and style. A few of my personal favorites were, “Marketplace” by Christopher Evans, “My Mother Gave Me” by Souvankham Thammavongsa, “O sea of troubles we did not take arms against” by Adebe DeRango-Aden, “r u ok” by Katie McGarry, “The Reader” by Catherine Hunter, “Steep Steps Towards Home” by Douglas Walbourne-Gough, and “Sunday’s, Mornings” by Gillian Wigmore. The final poem, “Witch hunt” by Rebecca Salazar is an incredibly empowering and cutting criticism of the ways in which women are blamed for their own abuse, accused of starting a “witch hunt” when speaking up on their trauma, as if those calling it such forget who was most effected during history’s witch hunts. This book is a great introduction to some very talented writers, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Steph

    eh. just not in the moood. and i don't think im much of an anthology person. stopped around 20% eh. just not in the moood. and i don't think im much of an anthology person. stopped around 20%

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sara

  4. 4 out of 5

    Laura

  5. 4 out of 5

    Laura Panopoulos

  6. 4 out of 5

    Clay

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carrielynn

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nadiah

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anna

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  11. 5 out of 5

    Penn Kemp

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dina Mac

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Tait

  14. 5 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mel Etiz

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cornelio

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  18. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

  19. 5 out of 5

    Erika Sanborn

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Chapman

  21. 4 out of 5

    Annick MacAskill

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  23. 5 out of 5

    Hazel Shields

  24. 5 out of 5

    Brian MacAskill

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ari Everest

  26. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn

  27. 5 out of 5

    Manal

  28. 4 out of 5

    Domenica

  29. 4 out of 5

    Carol Stephen

  30. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Hill

  31. 4 out of 5

    Penn Kemp

  32. 5 out of 5

    David Dallas

  33. 5 out of 5

    Valancy Reynolds

  34. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  35. 5 out of 5

    Poetry Daily

  36. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

  37. 5 out of 5

    Stevie Howell

  38. 5 out of 5

    Alyazia

  39. 5 out of 5

    Andrea MacPherson

  40. 5 out of 5

    Brandy Romero

  41. 4 out of 5

    Erin Emily

  42. 4 out of 5

    Miguel Leanne

  43. 4 out of 5

    Denise

  44. 5 out of 5

    Michaela Keegan

  45. 4 out of 5

    Cat

  46. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Caswell

  47. 4 out of 5

    Laylay

  48. 4 out of 5

    Yilin

  49. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Morris

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.