Poets, Prophets, Revolutionaries
Avant Canada presents a rich collection of original essays and creative works on a representative array of avant-garde literary movements from the past 50 years. From the works of Leonard Cohen and bpNichol to those of Jordan Abel and Liz Howard, Avant Canada features 28 of the best writers and critics in the field. Sections include “Concrete Poetics,” “Language Writing,” “Identity Writing,” and “Copyleft Poetics,” along with a section commemorating the importance of the Centennial in 1967.
This collection of academic essays and creative pieces takes an enthusiastic, engaged attitude to the unrolling of Canadian literature, starting with an intelligent introduction by editors Gregory Betts and Christian Bök [. ..]- Derek Webster