150: Canada’s History in Poetry



ISBN: :9781927502907

150: Canada’s History in Poetry

  Author:   Judy Gaudet    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

This new collection of poems tells the story of 150 years as a country, recreating historical events through the vivid, concrete, human element of our poets’ responses to them. Judy Gaudet has collected poems that tell our story in a unique way: through the personal passions and concerns of artists who offer a range of encounters and attitudes. The poets represent a wide variety of Canadian experience: Indigenous, immigrant, and people from every part of the country and period of our history providing a solid representation of Canadian diversity. Poems come from many significant Canadian poets, as well as some lesser known and emerging poets and folk writers.

This journey through the works of our greatest poets and thier reflections on their experiences of the events that have shaped Canada, and continue to shape Canada, provide an exciting and lasting addition to our sense of who we are and where we’ve been, and gives us a basis on which to think about our attitudes and directions for the future.

150: Canada’s History in Poems provides Canadians with an alternative history to the one they read about in textbooks. Looking at our history through the eyes of our artists is not only enlightening, but can give insight into the powerful truths of our past.

Details and Specs
Item AC0152
PublisherAcorn Press
PublishedMay 23 2018
Language eng
Pages 300
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Judy Gaudet, for many years a teacher and teacher-librarian, now retired, lives with her partner David in Eldon PEI, where she enjoys dog-walking, gardening and painting as well as writing. She is the author of three books of poetry, Conversation with Crows (Oberon) (recently shortlisted for the PEI Poetry Award), Her Teeth Are Stones (Acorn), and Poems, you say (Saturday Morning Chapbooks).