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The Essential Earle Birney

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Porcupine's Quill, May 2014

From The Porcupine's Quill:

The Essential Earle Birney presents a wide-ranging selection of the celebrated Canadian poet’s most memorable verse.

Over the course of a career spanning five decades, Canadian poet, novelist and playwright Earle Birney produced some of Canada’s best-known poems. The Essential Earle Birneycontains a selection of his pivotal works, including early break-out successes; nuanced, mid-career lyrics; avant-garde experiments; and beautiful, deceptively simple love poetry. From ‘David’ to ‘Bushed’ to ‘Anglo-Saxon Street’, this indispensable collection reaffirms Birney’s position as a key figure in modern Canadian poetry.