Adam Sol hails small poetry presses and 3 of their books for National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we're canvassing Canadian poets and asking them which Canadian poetry book has been meaningful to them.
Adam Sol has published four collections of poetry, including the Trillium Book Award winner Crowd of Sounds. Next up, the Toronto poet is publishing a collection of 35 short essays called How a Poem Moves, an accessible "field guide" to poetry appreciation. He also made the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist for Waiting.
For this CBC Books series, Sol chose a chapbook and two poetry books, all from small presses, as Canadian books that are meaningful to him.
"I want to give a shout-out to the small press and chapbook publishers out there, the R&D division of the Canadian poetry world, who prove time and time again that you don't need to be a big book to have a big impact. Recent pleasures include Roxanna Bennett's Unseen Garden (knife | fork | book), Cameron Anstee's Book of Annotations (Invisible Publishing), and Amanda Jernigan's Years, Months, and Days (Biblioasis)."