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Canadian Poetry Recommendations

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Canadian Poetry Recommendations

Jeramy Dodds, author of Crabwise to the Hounds (Coach House Books, Fall 2008) and co-founder of littlefishcartpress, was profiled in Saturday's National Post. Dodds told the Post that he "heard on the CBC… only 1% of the Canadian public reads a book of poetry in any given year." Could this be true? In a Quill & Quire review, Mark Callanan praises Dodds's book for its "idiosyncratic brilliance" and describes it as "a surreal menagerie...." Callanan's review alone should inspire a large percentage of Canadian readers to pick up a copy of the book.

Linda Rogers recently wrote on Open Book, "I love poetry and what it can do to heal the human spirit."

We here at Open Book love poetry too, and we think that maybe the reason only 1% of Canadians read poetry is because many readers just don't know about the countless brilliant books of poetry that are published in this country. In an effort to get the word out, we're compiling a list of Canadian poetry book recommendations from Open Book readers. Post the title and author of your favourite Canadian poetry book below. Bonus: if you post by November 30, your name will be entered in a draw for $200 in books.

You can catch Jeramy Dodds reading at The Rowers Pub Reading Series on December 3. Click here for details.


Adam Dickinson, Kingdom, Phylum
Christopher Dewdney, The Natural History

The Weather by Lisa Robertson
Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists by Angela Rawlings

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