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Seminal

Seminal

The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets
June 2007
Trade Paperback · 320 Pages
$21.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781551522173
Arsenal Pulp Press

 

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Description

A groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology of Canadian gay male poetry, the first of its kind, that reveals a national queer poetics, both dandyesque and eloquent. The material ranges from the 1890s to the present day and comprises poets from every region of the country, including Quebec, translated into English for the first time. For many, the queer experience is central to their aesthetic, offering works of startling beauty and originality that go beyond borders.

Contributors include bill bissett, Robin Blaser, Clint Burnham, John Glassco, Douglas LePan, Stan Persky, Andy Quan, Bill Richardson, Stan Persky, George Stanley, and RM Vaughan.

About the Authors

Billeh Nickerson is author of the poetry collection The Asthmatic Glassblower (Arsenal, 2000) and the essay collection Let Me Kiss It Better (Arsenal, 2002); he also co-edited Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poets (Arsenal, 2007). A long-time resident of Vancouver, he recently relocated to Toronto.