Canadian Voices: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry
Edited by Shirin Kudchedkar and Jameela Begum A.
Canadian Voices, includes poetry belonging to the canon as well as the poetry of the Native peoples, the experimentalists, the feminists, the wide variety of ethnic groups, and the French Canadian poets in translation. The range is at once comprehensive and varied; and a large number of anthologized poems evidence compelling power, depth and artistry.

The ‘introduction’ offers a valuable overview of the whole corpus of Canadian poetry, and comments on the anthologized poems at considerable length. The ‘biocritical notes’ are perceptive and discerning, and the ‘annotations’ concise and useful. As rewarding as it is stimulating, the volume makes for a rich and intelligent edition of Canadian Poetry.


Shirin Kudchedkar, until recently Professor and Head of the Department of English at SNDT University Bombay, has lectured at several Canadian universities. Her publications include Postmodernism and Feminism: Canadian Contexts, and Kavisaptak, the latter a Gujarati translation of selections from seven Canadian poets. Her current areas of interest include feminist critical theory, women’s writing and Canadian literature.

Jameela Begum A., Professor of English at the University of Kerala, has given a series of Lectures at York University, Toronto. Published extensively in scholarly journals, she has edited Post-Colonial Preoccupations in Canadian and Indian English Fiction and other volumes. She is currently co-editing a volume of critical essays on South Asian Canadian Writers.
ISBN 81-85753-12-1           1996           320 pp           Rs.400 (hb)
ISBN 81-85753-13-X           1996           320 pp           Rs.160 (hb)
The anthology, apart from providing a rich collection, ex-emplifies an ideal of multiculturalism. . . . This well produced anthology is admirable for its integrity and forthrightness.
The Book Review