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The best in four decades of exceptional Canadian poetry, now in a limited hardcover edition.

The poets in this anthology, all of whom matured creatively between 1920 and 1960, considered it one of their primary obligations to modernize Canadian writing, to bring the country's poetry out of late Romantic stasis after the Great War into a fertile and combative response to the cultural, political, technological, philosophical, religious, and economic conditions of the modern era. In their common reaction against Romanticism, and in their commitments to modern poetry's possibilities of profound newness, the poets in this volume make up one great movement in Canada's cultural history. The anthology includes:

• 250 poems by 44 poets

• Regionally diverse voices from Newfoundland, the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, and B.C.

• Extensive selections of the work of major poets

• An afterword and biographical headnotes provide important historical and literary context

The poets included in Canadian Poetry from 1920 to 1960 are:

Frank Oliver Call; Louise Morey Bowman; Raymond Knister; Joe Wallace; E.J. Pratt; W.W. E. Ross; F.R. Scott; A.J.M. Smith; Charles Bruce; Earle Birney; A.M. Klein; Dorothy Livesay; Leo Kennedy; Audrey Alexandra Brown; Kenneth Leslie; Robert Finch; Floris Clark McLaren; L.A. Mackay; Anne Marriott; Bertram Warr; Patrick Anderson; P.K. Page; Kay Smith; Miriam Waddington; Margaret Avison; A.G. Bailey; Louis Dudek; John Glassco; Ralph Gustafson; Raymond Souster; Irving Layton; Roy Daniells; Douglas LePan; George Whalley; James Reaney; Elizabeth Brewster; George Johnston; Goodridge MacDonald; Jay MacPherson; Anne Wilkinson; Phyllis Webb; Wilfred Watson; R.A.D. Ford; Eldon Grier.

About the Author

BRIAN TREHEARNE is a professor of English at McGill University. His previous books include

The Complete Poems of A.J.M. Smith and The Montreal Forties: Modernist Poetry in Transition.

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface

 

FRANK OLIVER CALL (1878–1956)

The Loon’s Cry

To a Greek Statue

 

LOUISE MOREY BOWMAN (1882–1944)

Sea Sand

The Old Fruit Garden

The Tea Kettle

 

RAYMOND KNISTER (1899–1932)

Change

The Hawk

The Plowman

Corn Husking VII

 

JOE WALLACE (1890–1975)

The Five Point Star

All My Brothers Are Beautiful

 

E.J. PRATT (1882–1964)

Newfoundland

The Shark

Sea-Gulls

From Stone to Steel

The Highway

The Prize Cat

The Titanic

Come Away, Death

The Truant

 

W.W.E. ROSS (1894–1966)

Reciprocal

The Diver

If Ice

Spring Song

One Leaf

Pine Gum

 

F.R. SCOTT (1899–1985)

New Paths

The Canadian Authors Meet

Overture

Laurentian Shield

Spain 1937

Will to Win

Lakeshore

Creed

A Grain of Rice

Degeneration

Eclipse

Mount Royal

Winter Sparrows

 

A.J.M. SMITH (1902–1980)

The Lonely Land

Like an Old Proud King in a Parable

Prothalamium

Noctambule

News of the Phoenix

A Soldier’s Ghost

To a Young Poet

Resurrection of Arp

Son-and-Heir

Political Intelligence

Far West

Ode: The Eumenides

The Common Man

The Wisdom of Old Jelly Roll

 

CHARLES BRUCE (1906–1971)

Sea Sense

Armistice Day

Tomorrow’s Tide

 

EARLE BIRNEY (1904–1995)

Slug in Woods

Anglosaxon Street

David

Vancouver Lights

The Road to Nijmegen

Bushed

The Bear on the Delhi Road

El Greco: Espolio

 

A.M. KLEIN (1909–1972)

Out of the Pulver and the Polished Lens

Heirloom

A Prayer of Abraham, Against Madness

A Psalm of Abraham, Concerning That Which He Beheld Upon the Heavenly Scarp

Montreal

A Psalm Touching Genealogy

Portrait of the Poet as Landscape

Indian Reservation: Caughnawaga

The Rocking Chair

Sonnet Unrhymed

The Break-Up

Grain Elevator

Meditation upon Survival

Political Meeting

 

DOROTHY LIVESAY (1909–1996)

Green Rain

Testament

Day and Night

Sea Sequence

Signature

Bartok and the Geranium

Lament

On Looking into Henry Moore

The Touching

Leda Again

 

LEO KENNEDY (1907–2000)

Epithalamium

Rite of Spring (A Fragment)

 

AUDREY ALEXANDRA BROWN (1904–1998)

Dante’s Beatrice

Candles in the Glass

To Chopin

 

KENNETH LESLIE (1892–1974)

Early Summer Storm

The Ski Runner

My love is sleeping . . .

The silver herring . . .

 

ROBERT FINCH (1900–1995)

Window-Piece

Scroll-Section

Train Window

The Smile

The Statue

 

FLORIS CLARK MCLAREN (1904–1978)

Bits of the Pattern

Frozen Fire

 

L.A. MACKAY (1901–1982)

Admonition for Spring

Now There Is Nothing Left

Rend Your Heart and Not Your Garments

 

ANNE MARRIOTT (1913–1997)

The Wind Our Enemy

Prairie Graveyard

Station

 

BERTRAM WARR (1917–1943)

Working Class

The Deviator

The Heart to Carry On

 

PATRICK ANDERSON (1915–1979)

Drinker

Rink

Boy in a Russian Blouse

Winter in Montreal

The Ball

Spiv Song

 

P.K. PAGE (1916–2010)

Generation

The Stenographers

If It Were You

Stories of Snow

The Permanent Tourists

Photos of a Salt Mine

Portrait of Marina

After Rain

Arras

The Metal and the Flower

Reflections in a Train Window

Giovanni and the Indians

Cry Ararat!

Another Space

 

KAY SMITH (1911–2004)

You in the Feathery Grass

When a Girl Looks Down

Words for a Ballet

The One Stem

 

MIRIAM WADDINGTON (1917–2004)

The Bond

Green World

Thou Didst Say Me

Childless

The Journeying

The Season’s Lovers

 

MARGARET AVISON (1918–2007)

The Butterfly

New Year’s Poem

Birth Day

Snow

The Dumbfounding

 

A. G. BAILEY (1905–1997)

Plague Burial

Thanks for a Drowned Island

 

LOUIS DUDEK (1918–2001)

A White Paper

On Poetry

A Street in April

 

from Europe

#19

#48

#95

 

from En Mexico

[It is most quiet . . . ]

[That it should come into being . . . ]

 

from Atlantis

[How seagulls know . . . ]

[Marble is the cross-section . . . ]

 

 

JOHN GLASSCO (1909–1981)

The Rural Mail

Brummell at Calais

Deserted Buildings Under Shefford Mountain

A Devotion: To Cteis

Utrillo’s World

The Death of Don Quixote

Belly Dance

 

RALPH GUSTAFSON (1909–1995)

Flight into Darkness

All That Is in the World

Armorial

 

RAYMOND SOUSTER (B. 1921)

Night of Rain

Young Girls

These Words, This Music

Study: The Bath

Flight of the Roller-Coaster

 

IRVING LAYTON (1912–2006)

The Swimmer

The Birth of Tragedy

The Cold Green Element

The Improved Binoculars

The Bull Calf

Berry Picking

Cain

For Mao Tse-Tung: A Meditation On Flies and Kings

Whatever Else Poetry is Freedom

Keine Lazarovitch: 1870–1959

Butterfly on Rock

A Tall Man Executes a Jig

There Were No Signs

Rhine Boat Trip

For My Sons, Max and David

 

ROY DANIELLS (1902–1979)

Epithalamion in Time of Peace

Unsearchable Dispose

 

DOUGLAS LEPAN (1914–1998)

Angels and Artificers

A Country Without a Mythology

The Wounded Prince

Meditation after an Engagement

 

GEORGE WHALLEY (1915–1983)

Dieppe

Normandy 1944

from Battle Pattern: Finale

 

JAMES REANEY (1926–2008)

Antichrist as a Child

The Plum Tree

The Windyard

April

Gifts

 

ELIZABETH BREWSTER (B. 1922)

In the Library

If I Could Walk Out into the Cold Country

Return of the Native

 

GEORGE JOHNSTON (1913–2004)

War on the Periphery

Poor Edward

Queens and Duchesses

Time in a Public Ward

 

GOODRIDGE MACDONALD (1897–1967)

Equestrians in the Spring Night

The Mocking

For You Are a Legion

 

JAY MACPHERSON (B. 1931)

The Third Eye

The Anagogic Man

The Fisherman

A Garden Shut

No Man’s Nightingale

A Lost Soul

Old Age of the Teddy-Bear

What Falada Said

 

ANNE WILKINSON (1910–1961)

O don’t you hear the worm

In June and Gentle Oven

Lens

On a Bench in the Park

Poem in Three Parts

The Red and the Green

Nature Be Damned

Variations on a Theme

 

PHYLLIS WEBB (B. 1927)

Lear on the Beach at Break of Day

Marvell’s Garden

Sprouts the Bitter Grain

Propositions

Breaking

Making

Poetics Against the Angel of Death

Naked Poems Suite 1

 

WILFRED WATSON (1911–1998)

Graveyard on a Cliff of White Sand

O My Poor Darling

 

R.A.D. FORD (1915–1998)

A Delusion of Reference

Roadside Near Moscow

 

ELDON GRIER (1917–2001)

from An Ecstasy:

[This lively morning . . . ]

[This morning I looked . . . ]

 

View from the Hill

View from a Window – Mexico

 

 

Afterword

Sources for Copy-Texts of Poems

Editorial Emendations to Copy-Texts

Index of Authors

Index of Titles and First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771086311
Author:
Trehearne, Brian
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Author:
Edited and with an Afterword by Brian Trehearne
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Canadian
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
New Canadian Library
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.4 x 1.4 in 1.9 lb

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