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5 Canadian Books That Will Make You Fall in Love with Poetry

In her blog, Transactions with Beauty, Poet and novelist, Shawna Lemay offers 5 Canadian Books That Will Make You Fall in Love with Poetry.  My book, Cloudy with a Fire in the Basement is one of 5 books in this short but generous posting. I'm in glorious company.  

5 Canadian Books That Will Make You Fall in Love with Poetry

I sometimes think the real reason people don't read poetry so much is that they don't know how to find or select it. There aren't lists of poetry read-alikes, as there are for fiction. And even though a single poem, these days, may go viral, what we need to do is pass along whole books, and the names of poets. One of the great comforts of my life has been my book shelf devoted entirely to poetry. (Granted this has now spilled over and takes up closer to two shelves). The pleasure of being able to go to a shelf and find an old friend, and to reconnect with thoughts, to revisit a poem I haven't read for a while, and to measure my own thoughts against it, is a great one.

Toward that, I give you five books from my collection that I love. There are many more, of course, and so there may be more posts like this one. Read more.

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