Articles



Poet of Apocalypse
Abstract: AN APOCALYPSE is an uncovering of what has been covered. The disclosure takes the form of a dream or vision, ...

Poet Without a Muse
Abstract: Ιου .ou MIGHT SUPPOSE that Earle Birney was too busy creat- ing new poems to worry about collecting old ones. ...

Poetic Karma
Abstract: W h y do I write poetry? My father wrote tanka and was himself a great inspiration to me as ...

Poetical Encounters: An Interview with Jan Conn
Abstract: In The Fiddlehead review of Jan Conn’s last book, Botero’s Beautiful Horses, M. Travis Lane suggests that the potential surrealism of this poetry collection does not necessarily lead us towards “unrealism”; on the contrary, it may point us to “alternative realities” (201). It is exactly from such recognition of possibilities, alternatives, and newness that the following interview with Jan Conn can be fruitfully read. Conn has been writing poetry since the 1970s. With eight books published, her most recent is Edge Effects (2012). Many of her poems have been published in a variety of anthologies and literary journals. By reading her pieces, one might become aware of a constant and almost inexhaustible interest in observation and re-creation of meanings that come through the unpredicted connections between what she calls “the borders, or memory chasms” of inner and outer spaces. In this context, her writing is attentive not only to the element of surprise but also to where unexpectedness might take us in the creation of new knowledge or new ways of seeing. The following interview opens a door to the varied ways of reading and enjoying Conn’s writing.

Poetry and the Modern Woman: P. K. Page and the Gender of Impersonality
Abstract: The female is a chaos, the male is a fixedpoint ofstupidity.. .. You, my dear correspondent, are a stabilized female, ...

Poets and Patriotism: Charles Mair and Tecumseh
Abstract: IERK ,ERHAPS THE MAIN REASON that Charles Mair has been re- garded separately as literary figure on the one hand ...

Political Animals and the Body of History
Abstract: Entranceways are the most difficult because you have to pass through them alone. I wanted to bring someone with me, ...

Polyphonic Form and Effective Aesthetic in Obasan
Abstract: The generally accepted reading of Obasan follows the surface of Naomi’s telling to discover a therapeutic narrative in which a ...

Portrait of the Artist as Young Pup
Abstract: MONTREAL HAS A CERTAIN GENIUS for spawning poetic movements — from poets like A. J. M. Smith and Frank Scott ...

Portrait of the Poet as Joyce Scholar: An Approach to A. M. Klein
Abstract: PERHAPS IT IS A NAIVE QUESTION,” Klein wrote in 1946, “but who is our Edmund Wilson, who our T. S. ...