Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry (Oskana Poetry & Poetics)

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"A society without poetry and the other arts would have broken its mirror and cut out its heart." - Margaret Atwood

So boldly insists one of our greatest writers in Measures of Astonishment, a refreshing and eclectic mix of deeply personal and formal essays that offer a glimpse into the minds of some of Canada's most influential poets.

In addition to Atwood, the contributors to this volume include a who's who of the country's literary elite: Anne Carson, George Elliott Clarke, Anne Simpson, Tim Lilburn, A.F. Moritz, Marilyn Bowering, Mark Abley, Glen Sorestad, Robert Currie, Don McKay, Lillian Allen and Gregory Scofield.

Measures of Astonishment shines a northern light on poetry, offering unique perspectives as to what it is, what it does, and why it matters.

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The League of Canadian Poets was founded in 1966 to nurture the advancement of poetry in Canada. This collection is based on the Anne Szumigalski Lecture Series.

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"A gift to all of us who care about words." Jeanette Lynes

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