amongst books

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Anglo Quebec Poetry Featured in Jacket Magazine

if you've never checked out the amazing Jacket Magazine, you really should now; this issue includes an excerpt from the book of essays Canadian Poetry: Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century -- Editors: Jason Camlot & Todd Swift
(Vehicule Press, 2007) and a survey of the work of 27 Quebec poets: Robert Allen, Oana Avasilichioaei, Stephanie Bolster, Asa Boxer, Jason Camlot, Angela Carr, Leonard Cohen, Mary di Michele, Endre Farkas, Raymond Filip, Jon Paul Fiorentino, artie gold, Michael Harris, D.G. Jones, Steve Luxton, David McGimpsey, Donald McGrath, Stephen Morrissey, Erín Moure, Robyn Sarah, David Solway, Carmine Starnino, Andrew Steinmetz, Nathalie Stephens, Todd Swift, Ruth Taylor and Peter Van Toorn.

over the past ten years years, Jacket Magazine, which is out of Australia, has been featuring compelling and information-laden articles about poetry and prose, reviews, interviews, poems, and all kinds of rich material on its site. and it does this quarterly. for free. I'm so thankful for people like Jacket's creator and editor, John Tranter, who explains why he decided to make Jacket available for free on the Internet here.

his explanation includes the quote below and i have to raise a toast in whole hearted agreement about why some of us do stuff for free and provide it for free on the Internet:

"It [Jacket Magazine] has also enlarged my circle of friends by a factor of about ten. And I feel I’ve enabled a lot of writers to find a wider international audience for their work, especially younger poets. I received a lot of generous support and assistance when I was a young writer, and it’s good to be able to give something back.To me, that’s what the Internet’s all about. "

thank you, Mr. Tranter for all you do.

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