NCL O7 – Poets of Contemporary Canada edited by Eli Mandel


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Poets of Contemporary Canada edited by Eli Mandel (New Canadian Library O7)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

A notable successor to Poets of the Mid-Century, Poets of Contemporary Canada imaginatively defines the boundaries of contemporary poetry with new voices, new ideas, new forms which transcend and define the past. The adventurous voices of Joe Rosenblatt, Leonard Cohen, George Bowering, John Newlove, Margaret Atwood, bill bissett, Gwendolyn MacEwen and Michael Ondaatje set the tome for the now generation, while Milton Acorn, and Al Purdy bridge the generation gap to affirm the continuity of Canada’s unique poetic tradition. [Eli Mandel]


Poets of Contemporary Canada edited by Eli Mandel (New Canadian Library O7) front coverSeries Three

From the Back Cover:

A survey of the poetic achievements which contributed to a unique period in Canadian cultural history.

The 1960s ushered in a new wave of Canadian poets. Individually and as a group these writers confidently undertook new approaches to their craft. But inasmuch as Joe Rosenblatt, Leonard Cohen, George Bowering, John Newlove, Margaret Atwood, bill bissett, Gwendolyn MacEwen, and Michael Ondaatje set the tone for what critics like to call the “new generation,” it was the creative energies of poets such as Milton Acorn and Al Purdy that closed the generation gap.

This important anthology, edited and with an introduction by Eli Mandel, affirms the continuation of Canada’s unique poetic tradition.


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