This is the only anthology to present a full history of Canadian poetry -- from the early 1600s through the expansiveness of poetic activity during the 18th and 19th centuries and into the flourishing first decades of the 20th century. The editors have compiled works from over 50 poets, including the verse of Isabella Valancy Crawford, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott, and several long narrative poems, including Oliver Goldsmith's "The Rising Village" and Crawford's "Malcolm's Katie.
About the Author
CAROL GERSON is a professor of English at Simon Fraser University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She as a member of the editorial team for the three-volume "History of the Book in Canada". Her research on women writers such as Pauline Johnson, L.M. Montgomery and Susanna Moodie has resulted in numerous publications.
DR. GWENDOLYN DAVIES is Professor and Dean Emerita of English at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.