The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English

ISBN:  9781988040349
Price: 24.95 (Preorder)

The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English: Tenth Anniversary Edition takes the pulse of the last decade of Canadian poetry with ninety superb poems that have excelled—twice—at the test of Best. Chosen from the first nine volumes of the landmark Best Canadian Poetry series by editors Molly Peacock and Anita Lahey, this special tenth-anniversary edition highlights a vibrant variety of subjects from romance and family to ecology and the economy—not to mention bears. Ranging from iconic Canadian poets to unexpected upstarts, The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English is a must-read for anyone with a stake or interest in contemporary Canadian literature. Includes an index for readers, notes from the poets, and provocative clips from past introductions by Guest Editors.

“A collection as complex and satisfying as a symphony.” —Publishers Weekly

Anita Lahey is a poet, journalist, reviewer and essayist. She is the author of The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture (Palimpsest Press, 2013) and of two Véhicule Press poetry collections: Out to Dry in Cape Breton (2006) and Spinning Side Kick (2011). The former was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Anita is a former editor of Arc Poetry Magazine, and posts occasionally on her blog, “Henrietta & Me: People and other wonders found in books.”

Molly Peacock is a widely anthologized poet and writer. Her newest book of poetry is The Analyst, poems about psychoanalysis, poetry, and painting, from W.W. Norton in the US and Biblioasis in Canada. Her book of tiny tales is Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions, with illustrations by Kara Kosaka from McClelland & Stewart. She is also the author of the nonfiction work, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, also from McClelland & Stewart.