Trace: Prairie Writers on Writing

Trace: Prairie Writers on Writing

by Birk Sproxton



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888011022
Publisher: Turnstone Press
Publication date: 01/16/1986
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Permissionsxi
Part 1
The Prairie: A State of Mind (1968)3
A Conversation with Margaret Laurence (1970)19
A Putting Down of Roots (1975)31
Writing West: On the Road to Wood Mountain (1977)39
Poetry as Communication (1981/86)55
The Artist Then, Now and Always (1984)61
The Golden Eye (1984)65
The Blindman River Contradictions (1984)71
Canadian Poetry Today: An Overview (1985)83
Part 2
Clearing the Field: Some Notes on Recent Poetic Theory91
Story Forming101
There's a Trick with a Mirror I'm Learning To Do111
Open/Entrance: "Raw" notes towards poetics121
From the Bottom of the Lake133
Some Principles of Line Breaks141
Searching for the Poem157
Going Forward and Backward Standing Still163
Desire and Prayer: Notes on The Shunning169
Avoidance and Confrontation: Excerpts from Notes on a Longpoem Poetics179
Essay Parcels from Andrew Suknaski187
When Fact Meets Fantasy193
The World as Theatre199
Small Town, Small World207
A Statement of My Poetics215
What the World was Saying When I Made It221
Fill with Words the Distant Places227
Poetics of Tension and Encounter235
Current Prairie Fiction: Openings/Beginnings241
The Making of a Docudrama249
A Gentle Circumcision257
Cosmos: Order and Turning269
After Post-Modernism275
Ideology, Obscurity and the Health of Poetry285
Part 3
Notes on Authors295
Suggestions for Further Reading323

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