Twentieth Century Canadian Poetry
Edited by Manorama Trikha
This anthology brings together most of the major poets of twentieth century Canada. It affirms the distinctness of the felt and lived experience of these poets, often captured in innovative language and experimental modes of writing. At the same time, the plurality of their voices strongly reflects their situative anxieties in a land of cultural mosaic, restricted history, ethnic co-existence and other differential features. The poems, marked by intensity and authenticity, bear glowing testimony to how Canadian poetry coheres its diverse but sharable human concerns into controlled art.

Manorama Trikha, Professor and Head of the Department of English at C.C.S. University, Meerut, holds a Ph. D degree for her research on the poetry of Robert Frost. She has studied at the Universities of Agra, Birmingham and London, and has researched and published extensively, especially on American, British and Indian English poets. A Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Utah (1992), she has recently visited five major universities in Canada on a Shastri Indo-Canadian fellowship programme. In addition to numerous articles published in scholarly journals, her book-length studies include Robert Frost: Poetry of Clarifications (1983), Shelley: Selected Poems (1987), Robert Frost: An Anthology of Recent Criticism (1990), Canadian Literature: Recent Essays (1994), and Canadian Short Stories (1999).

Contributors : A.J.M. Smith, Earle Birney, Dorothy Livesay, A.M.Klein, Irving Layton, George Woodcock, P.K.Page, Margaret Avison, Al Purdy, Louis Dudek, Eli Mandel, James Reaney, Robert Kroetsch, Pyyllis Webb, D.G. Jones, Jay Macpherson, Alden, Nowlan, Loenard Cohen, George Bowering, Claire Harris, John Newlove, Margaret Atwood, Dennis Lee, Patrick Lane, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Michael Ondaatje, bp Nichol, Cyril Dabydeen, Rosemary Sullivan, Lorna Crozier and Roo Borson.
ISBN 81-85753-42-3           2001           192 pp           Rs.600 (hb)