The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life

The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life

by Bruce Meyer
     
 

Unlike most countries, Canada was a nation founded by clerks and created on paper by professionals. We spend an enormous portion of our lives in offices, classrooms, examining rooms, work space cubicles, and in front of computer terminals, but rarely do we celebrate or even examine that world in our literature. In this breakthrough anthology, Canadian writers take

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Overview

Unlike most countries, Canada was a nation founded by clerks and created on paper by professionals. We spend an enormous portion of our lives in offices, classrooms, examining rooms, work space cubicles, and in front of computer terminals, but rarely do we celebrate or even examine that world in our literature. In this breakthrough anthology, Canadian writers take up the challenge of imagining themselves as they really are — hard at work in the white collar world, forging ahead in their professions, surviving the perils of office politics, and offering profound insights into the reality of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887534959
Publisher:
Black Moss Press
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Meyer is author of thirty books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary journalism, scholarship, and pedagogy including the national bestseller, The Golden Thread (2000), and Heroes (2007). His most recent books of poetry are Mesopotamia (2007) and Dog Days: A Comedy of Terriers (2007). His memoir, Alphabet Table appeared in 2010 from Black Moss Press. He was winner of the E.J. Pratt Gold Medals for Poetry (1980, 1981), and was shortlisted for the Arlene Lampert Prize (1989).Bruce is professor of English at Georgian College in Barrie where he teaches in the Laurentian University BA Program. He was Artistic Director of the Leacock Summer Festival of Canadian Literature from 1999 to 2009, and his broadcasts for CBC Radio, The Great Books and Great Poetry are the network’s bestselling spoken word CD series. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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