Implicate Me: Short Essays on Reading Contemporary Poems

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Guernica Editions, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 152 pages
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The thirty-three authors whose poems appear in this collection are: Jonathan Bennett, Rosemary Blake, Allan Briesmaster, Robin Blackburn, Clara Blackwood, James Clarke, Ron Charach, Margaret Christakos, Antonio D'Alfonso, Christopher Doda, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Keith Garebian, Ellen S. Jaffe, Steven Laird, John B. Lee, Malca Litovitz, Laura Lush, Joseph Maviglia, Steve McOrmond, Merle Nudelman, John O'Neill, John Oughton, Ruth Panofsky, Gianna Patriarca, B.W. Powe, Patria Rivera, Julie Roorda, Stuart Ross, Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Adam Sol, Sheila Stewart, Pasquale Verdicchio, and Paul Vermeersch.

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Contents

Introduction by Ellen S Jaffe
9
On Pearl by Ruth Panofsky
15
On Strays by Laura Lush
23
A Prose Poem by Antonio DAlfonso
29
On Friday in Jerusalem by Adam Sol
37
On On the Beach with my Daughter
44
On the leprechaun by Clara Blackwood
51
On The Big Bang by Julie Roorda
58
On Chelmsford Avenue by Jonathan Bennett
90
On Three Buskers by Ron Charach
98
On If I Had an Accent by Steven Laird
107
On Every Seven Seconds by John B Lee
114
On Why I have trouble with so much contemporary
118
On Cold War 1957 by Patria Rivera
127
On Gregorian by Pasquale Verdicchio
135
Authors Afterword
141

On City of My Dreams by Stuart Ross
66
On Cabanels The Birth of Venus by Keith Garebian
73
On Hummingbird by Malca Litovitz
82
Acknowledgements
148
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About the author (2010)

Malca Litovitz was a full-time teacher of English literature and creative writing for 25 years, in addition to being an editor, critic, performer, mentor, and award-winning poet. She was the author of "At the Moonbeam Cafe "and "To Light, To Water, "which won the 2000 Jewish National Book Award. An endowment for the Malca Litovitz Prize in creative writing has been established at Seneca College-Toronto. Elana Wolff has taught English as a second language at York University in Toronto and at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the author of "Birdheart, Mask, "and "You Speak to Me in Trees," She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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