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Poet to Poet: Poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them
Julie Roorda (Editor) and Elana Wolff (Editor)
Guernica Editions, Spring 2013
186 pages
Kindle (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781550716474
ISBN10: 1550716476
$10.95 Canada, $10.95 US

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Poets find inspiration in all manner of human experience, from the comical to the sombre. The creative processes by which they grow their poems to fruition are as diverse, and often as quirky, as their subjects. But what all poets have in common is their captivation by the work and lives of other poets, living and dead. Poet to Poet is a unique anthology that honours, and probes, this peculiar enchantment. Featuring work by Canadian poets written to, about, or in the manner of other poets, each poem is accompanied by a back story that provides a glimpse into the creative cauldron and the poetic communion of kindred spirits.
I want to write lines that tear down the stars,/ that row toward God, turn sun into poison,/ and look gorgeous while reading them,/ just like Anne Sexton. -- Lenore Rowntree

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Books by Elana Wolff

A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love Birdheart Everything Reminds You of Something Else Mask Slow Dancing: Creativity and Illness: Duologue and Rengas Startled Night Swoon You Speak to Me in Trees