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WAM April 20-21 Mark Callanan and James Langer

An anthology of contemporary poets offers an opportunity to gauge the progress gained or themes explored by writers from a somewhat similar time.

Breakwater Books this week will launch their Book of Contemparary Newfoundland Poetry. It includes work from writers as different as Al Pittman, Carmelita McGrath, Patrick Warner and Ken Babstock.

Poets Mark Callanan and James Langer were tasked with editing the book - choosing the writers and work that would be representactive of those writers.

Mark and James joined me in the studio this week and I began our conversation by asking Mark why the world needs a collection of contemporary Newfoundland poets.


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