For nearly forty years George Fetherling has been the professional outsider who is nevertheless at the centre of things, a cyclone of activity in the arts generally and a supportive presence for those who labour there alongside him.
His more then fifty books, including Selected Poems and Travels by Night, form a persuasive argument for a distinct Canadian brand of humanism, rooted in our own time and place but honouring the past while acknowledging the cosmopolitan character of Canadian cities.
In George Fetherling and His Work, Linda Rogers brings together a range of critics, academics and fellow poets from across the country to discuss various aspects of his life and ideas. Readers who know Fetherling’s writing in a variety of genres will gain fresh insight from this retrospective collection. Those coming to Fetherling for the first time will find the book a useful introduction.
Featuring work from Linda Rogers, Eric Marks, George Fetherling, John Burns, WH New, George Elliott Clarke, John Clement Ball, Brian Busby, Jennifer Toews, and Rhonda Batchelor.
George Fetherling was born in 1949. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Toronto Star has called George Fetherling the poet, novelist and cultural commentator, a “legendary” figure in Canadian writing.