Monday 9 July 2007

Anglo-Quebec poetry buzz.

Peter Van Toorn’s Mountain Tea (first out in 1985, and rereleased in 2004) was one of the first rescue operations under Carmine Starnino’s editorship. It brought a new generation of readers to Van Toorn’s poetry and after three years enthusiasm for the book—and its poet—has yet to flag. To whit, here's a new interview with Van Toorn (thanks to CLM).

Also, Jason Camlot and Todd Swift, co-editors of the recent Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century, are currently assembling a feature on Quebec's English language poets for the international online magazine Jacket. It's slated to appear in Autumn 2007.

In the spirit of things, we’d like to direct your attention to a rather special YouTube movie created by Barbara Golden who spent a couple of weeks in Greece with Irving Layton (thanks to The Danforth Review)

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