An Anthology of New PoetryBook - 2005
Prairie poetry,” as it came to be known in the 20th century, has found no more eloquent and accomplished a practitioner than Robert Kroetsch. Yet the North American prairie his work has made so recognizably visible in all of its characteristic particularities is changing profoundly in the 21st century. This change is marked by the transition of a cultural identity primarily rooted in place, to one that is rooted in a rapidly fragmenting, urbanizing, technology-based globalization. In an opening dialogue between the archetypal practitioner of this poetics of place, Robert Kroetsch, and a new practitioner of a poetics of the search for the often sublimated sign, Jon Paul Fiorentino, the reader bears witness to a rare literary eventa master passing on his legacy to the students who have become his peersthe transition from the unifying classic articulation of place to the diaspora of the vernaculars it has engendered.
Twenty-five authors come together in this groundbreaking collection to recreate prairie poetry,” as it was known in the 20th century.
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, 2005
Branch Call Number: 819.1 POS
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 25 cm