Fast Forward: New Saskatchewan Poets

Fast Forward: New Saskatchewan Poets

by Barbara Klar, Paul Wilson



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Fast Forward: New Saskatchewan Poets by Barbara Klar, Paul Wilson

It's been a generation since the publication of the last anthology of new Saskatchewan poets. Almost overnight, it seems, another group of poets has surfaced in the community and grabbed the attention of the literary journals. It is time to showcase them, to gather their voices and celebrate a changing consciousness.

Poetry is by definition innovation; each of these poets has turned a unique form of experience into art. These poets are looking up from the prairies toward possibility and a broad worldview with subjects as diverse as ancestry, love, birth, death, history, nature, and growing old. None of these poems has appeared in print before. And, as the anthology evolved, we decided to solicit essays from several of the poets as a way of complementing the poems and exploring the thinking behind them. Fast Forward affirms that not only is poetry alive and well in Saskatchewan, but there is a lively and cogent discussion happening here on poetics and craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780973972757
Publisher: Hagios Press
Publication date: 04/15/2007
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Barbara Klar   Paul Wilson     7
The Poems   Sheri Benning
October Light     11
Bird-Bones     13
That Song That Goes     14   Belinda Betker
Pierce     15   Carla Braider
December: a meditation     17   Bev Brenna
Sport Fishing at St. Brieux     19
Betrayal     20   Lynn Cecil
Road Maps     21   Sandy Easterbrook
To Mrs. Neumann, on Receiving her Mason Jars     22   Bernich Friesen
Coal and La Fee Verte     23
The Poet, the Lover, of Van Gogh     24   Tracy Hamon
One more thing to do on your birthday     28
A phone call from an imaginary friend     29
A letter to Jorie Graham     31   Julia Herperger
Two Shores     33
Premonitions     34   Wanda Hurren
Things that Happen in the Middle of the Night     35
Highway #8 for my Dad     36   Laura Edna Lacey
The Boatman of Pichavaram     37
Rajasthani     38   Anne Lazurko
A Woman Sleeps with Winter     39   Taylor Rae Leedahl
Pockets and Sparrows     40
Slow Woman     41   Holly Luhning
January     42
Elizabeth's Monologue: The Metal Mannequin     43   Sharon MacFarlane
Still Life     44   Neal McLeod
Maskihkiy astotin     45
Cihcam     47
Pow Wow Wives     50   Wynne Nicholson
Pelvis     51   Brenda Niskala
Island     52   Jeff Park
Billie Holiday: the chair     54
Billie Holiday: the red dress     55
The Cellophane Sky     56   Dolores Reimer
My Father's Aunt Was Hanging Wash on the Line Her Children Were Playing in the Yard     57
Money Orders     58
Artifacts     60   Paula Jane Remlinger
We Light Red Candles     61   Mansel Robinson
A Poet Prepares     62   Crystal Sikma
Driving down into Qu'Appelle     66
Nocturne     67
Ghazal: waxwing     68   Jennifer Still
Trembling Aspen     69   Michael Trussler
Birds, Pity Nostradamus     76
A Woman was Given a Choice      77
The Colour White     78   Daniel Scott Tysdal
Excerpts from Mesner's Dead: Photo of a Reflection on Coming Clean     80   Joanne Weber
Deaf Geography     85
Sylva     86
The Lure     87
The Pear Orchard     88
Song     89

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