David Solway: Essays on His Works

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Carmine Starnino
Guernica Editions, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 163 pages
In recent years David Solway's groundbreaking trio of critical looks -- Education Lost, Lying About the Wolf, and Random Walks -- have earned him a reputation as a thinker and prose writer of considerable erudition. But it is through his poetry that Solway has established himself as an exemplary and indispensable literary artist. This volume -- the very first book devoted to the study of Solway's work -- includes contributions by such noted poets and critics as W. J. Keith, Wilf Cude, Eric Ormsby, Richard Sanger, and William Ford. The result is a fuller exploration and celebration of the 'cornucopian triumphs' of a poet Carmine Starnino calls in his introduction "one of the best things to ever happen to English Canadian poetry". Carmine Starnino is a poet who lives in Montreal.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
6
A Prosodic Itch Notes on David Solways
39
David Solways Early Poetry
69
The Dark Regime of Paradise by Eric Ormsby
90
Transmutation Through Technique
105
The Power of the Pawn by Carmine Starnino
128
Interview with David Solway
148
Contributors Biography
162
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Carmine Starnino is the author of three collections of poems: "The New World" (which was nominated for the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award), "Credo" (winner of the C A A Jack Chalmers Poetry Award), and "With English Subtitles". His reviews and essays have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and literary journals, including the "Globe and Mail", the Montreal "Gazette", "Matrix", "Arc" and "The Montreal Review of Books." Starnino is the editor of Vehicule Press' Signal imprint, poetry editor at "Canadian Notes and Queries", and editor-in-chief of "Maisonneuve". Starnino lives in Montreal.

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