Recommend me some books of Canadian poetry to read. Ideally, shorter books that "cohere" in a more explicit way than "a bunch of poems put in a compelling order". Also, perhaps, books that I "should have read already", in that cocktail party sense of "books people have talked about". But really anything. Or, anything I'm likely to find in U of T's library.

8 comments:

  1. K. Silem Mohammad said...

    Jordan Scott, _Blert_
    Elizabeth Bachinsky, _Curio_
    anything by Christian Bök (I'm sure you've already read everything)
    Darren Wershler-Henry, _The Tapeworm Foundry_
    Louis Cabri, _Mood Embosser_
    Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, _Ogress Oblige_
    Clint Burnham, _Buddyland_  

  2. Chris said...

    I have indeed read all the Bök (except the 'Pataphysics book) and of course Blert (Jordan came and read for Spare Room) which I give several thumbs up to. I just saw Bachinsky read the other day (and I'm happy to have been part of the chain that connected you two). I'll add the rest to my list, thanks.  

  3. Natalie said...

    Rita Wong, Forage
    Dennis Lee, Un and YesNo
    Jill Hartman, A Painted Ape
    Nathalie Stephens, Paper City
    Lisa Robertson, The Men, and The Weather
    Ryan fitzpatrick, Fake Math
    Karen Mac Cormack, Quirks and Quillets
    Anything by Robert Kroetsch  

  4. Chris said...

    I read "The Weather" today, and have "The Men" on the stack.

    Keep 'em coming.  

  5. Steven R. Arntson said...

    RUSH LYRICS HEMISPHERES 2112 BY-TOR AND THE SNOW DOG ANYTHING BY RUSH BUT NOT "FREEWILL" WHAT A LAME SONG GEDDY OR NEAL YOU CAN DO BETTER

    --

    p.s. congratulations on getting into the doctoral program!  

  6. hugh said...

    Erin Moure, O Cadoiro (I enjoyed Little Theatres more but I think you'd like O Cadoiro)

    Hugh  

  7. Sam Lohmann said...

    When you finish "The Men" and "The Weather," read her new one, "Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip." It's great!  

  8. mostlyconnect said...

    Do you know 'Thirty-seven small songs and thirteen silences'? It always seems very Canadian, to me.

    Greg  


 

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