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Canada Reads Poetry: Recommendation Round-Up

In yesterday's Canada Reads Poetry online roundtable, our panelists (and some commenters too!) got into the spirit of recommending great poetry reads. Below is a round-up of all the poets and collections suggested. This a a great start for anyone looking for new poetry reads.


Susan Musgrave:

Stilt Jack by John Thompson

Tom Wayman

Patrick Lane

Bill Bissett

Don McKay

Don Domanski


Anne Simpson:

Lean-To by Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen

Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method by Daniel Scott Tysdal


George Murray:

Sunrise in the Eyes of the Snowman by Goran Simic

AF Moritz

Richard Outram

Don Coles

Don Coles

Matt Rader


Jacob McArthur Mooney:

A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People by Gabe Foreman

Methodist Hatchet by Ken Babstock

Earworm by Nick Thran


Sonnet L'Abbé:

Err Shane Rhodes

Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists by A. Rawlings

Aethel by Donato Mancini

Zong by M. Nourbese Philip

The Radiant Inventory Christopher Dewdney

Oana Avasilichioaei

Priscila Uppal

Angela Carr

Sina Queras



The Bentleys by Dennis Cooley

Completed Field Notes by Robert Kroetsch

The Chimney Stone Rob Winger

R's Boat by Lisa Robertson

Je Nathanael by Nathalie StephensGary Barwin

Phil Hall


Don't let the recommendations end here. Add yours to the comments below!

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