Rather than throwing more names of Canadian poets at American readers, I'm going to let you in on the mighty website that is a fabulous cache of poetry and commentary on poetry, Representative Poetry on Line. RPO, the brainchild of Ian Lancashire, began as a teaching tool at the University of Toronto and has expanded, expounding on and exemplifying poetry, exonerating some poets, and exhilarating most of its visitors. It is a site that researchers visit as well as poets, professors, students, and casual readers looking for a great Valentine. Experts, students, old fans and newbies to poetry can all find something to dig into at RPO. It is not a superficial site, or a even a particularly glamourous one, but it runs very deep as well as broad. I'm going to refer you to the Canadian Poets page.
And I'm also going to refer you to the threads from earlier posts, since I'll be spending intermittent moments for the rest of today replying to the likes of Zach Wells, Craig Poile, James Arthur et. al. This blog has sparked a fray! And I better get back into it.
Incidentally, here's what Ken Babstock says about Hunter Deary, from yesterday's post: ". . . but was Hunter Deary herself who appeared, in the way fiction writers are heard to talk of their characters; like they'd stepped out of the shadows whole, historicized, and speaking like no one but themselves."
All the best to all the readers of this blog,