Canadian Poetry

Canadian Poetry

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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This audio book contains an introduction; a description & biography of the primary editor & poet, William Wilfred Campbell & secondary collaborator, poet Archibald Lampman; the two primary critics who sustained Canadian poetry during the 20th century, E. K. Brown & Douglas Bush; and the bridge between generations, poet Duncan Campbell Scott. David Staines has continued that tradition. The Canadian government & academy adopted that role more recently. The 251 poems are read in entirety, with a light commentary at the end. Wilfred Campbell focuses on the English Canadian tradition since French Canadians had their own history & influences, though Montreal & Quebec loom large in many poems. Women poets are not specifically recognized though authoring 40% of the poems. The poetry is distinctly Canadian with a sense of immense space, early pioneering, and complex relationship with Britain, (with almost no mention of the US), the forests, Native Americans & the northern aspects of the country. Neither academic nor focused on that community, this work is intended for poetry readers worldwide. A poet name index is provided. The collection includes every major English Canadian poet of the period, from Sangster & Lampman to Robert Service. The Editors introduced the reader to the widest assortment of Canadian poets. Many poets have but a single entry. This is a perfect introduction to English Canadian poetry for all of the above reasons.
Publisher: [United States] : Simply Magazine : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781614960300
1614960305
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 46 min.)) : digital.
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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