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Three Dozen Poems by R.G. Everson

There is wit and erudition in these poems -- but the erudition is occasionally too weighty, and, somehow, the result is less than a perfect take-off.

Emu, Remember! by Alfred W. Purdy

In an article entitle 'The Canadian Poet's Predicament' in the Toronto Quarterly (26: 284-295, April 1957), James Reaney wrote that Canadian poets face the challenge of writing for an audience whose 'tase hasn't been sufficiently organized yet.'

The Carnal and the Crane by Daryl Hine

I assume that Mr Hine's title, which is itself the title of an obscure eighteenth century carol in which a well-informed crane instructs a crow in several matters pertaining to the nativity and earliest days of Jesus, is meant to be a clue to the central theme of this book.

The Boatman by Jay MacPherson

This collection of seventy-nine lyrics is also, according to its publicity, 'a cycle that sets forth in terms of mythological symbol ...


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