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After Exile: A Raymond Knister Poetry Reader

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After Exile: A Raymond Knister Poetry Reader

Exile Editions

This book represents a major step forward, collecting dozens of Knister's poems for the first time in book form, and printing 30 more poems, on top of numerous letters and prose pieces, for the first time ever. The title After Exile is plucked from Knister’s long poem written after he returned from Chicago and decided to become the unthinkable: a modernist Canadian writer. Knister, writing in the 20s and 30s, could barely get his poems published in Canada, but magazines like This Quarter (Paris), Poetry (Chicago), Voice (Boston) and The Dial (New York City), eagerly printed what he sent, and always asked for more, and the more of what he had – all of it – is in this book.