Measures of Astonishment

Measures of Astonishment

Poets on Poetry

by The League of Canadian Poets

Published by: University of Regina Press

250 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780889773714
  • Published: March 2016


"A society without poetry and the other arts would have broken its mirror and cut out its heart." - Margaret Atwood So boldly insists one of our greatest writers in Measures of Astonishment, a refreshing and eclectic mix of deeply personal and formal essays that offer a glimpse into the minds of some of Canada's most influential poets. In addition to Atwood, the contributors to this volume include a who's who of the country's literary elite: Anne Carson, George Elliott Clarke, Anne Simpson, Tim Lilburn, A.F. Moritz, Marilyn Bowering, Mark Abley, Glen Sorestad, Robert Currie, Don McKay, Lillian Allen and Gregory Scofield. Measures of Astonishment shines a northern light on poetry, offering unique perspectives as to what it is, what it does, and why it matters.