VIS a VIS: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness #2020

[VIS a VIS: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness] >> Don Mckay In Vis Vis, Don McKay charts a vision of poetics that keeps its feet on the ground and its eyes on the horizon As one of Canada s leading poets, McKay has long been known for his passionate engagement with his natural surroundings This book collects three essays on this relationship, together with new and previously published poems that further demonstrate these ideas.In Vis Vis, Don McKay charts a vision of poetics that keeps its feet on the ground and its eyes on the horizon As one of Canada s leading poets, McKay has long been known for his passionate engagement with his natural surroundings This book collects three essays on this relationship, together with new and previously published poems that further demonstrate these ideas Using bushtits, baler twine, Heidegger and Levinas, McKay sets out to explore some of the almost unspeakable concepts driving the use of language particular to poets, and the arguably skewed relationship human beings have with their natural surroundings In a book the Globe Mail calls stylishly constructed and impeccably casual, one of Canada s best loved writers offers his own sense of poetics.
VIS a VIS Field Notes on Poetry Wilderness In Vis Vis Don McKay charts a vision of poetics that keeps its feet on the ground and its eyes on the horizon As one of Canada s leading poets McKay has long been known for his passionate engagement

  • Title: VIS a VIS: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness
  • Author: Don Mckay
  • ISBN: 9781894031509
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • VIS a VIS: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness Author: Don Mckay

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    About the Author

    Don Mckay

    Don McKay is an award winning Canadian poet, editor, and educator.McKay was educated at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Wales, where he earned his PhD in 1971 He taught creative writing and English for 27 years in universities including the University of Western Ontario and the University of New Brunswick.In June 2007, he won the Griffin Poetry Prize for Strike Slip 2006 He is the co founder and manuscript reader for Brick Books, one of Canada s leading poetry presses, and was editor of the literary journal The Fiddlehead from 1991 96 In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada 2

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    • Lesliemae said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 10:32 AM

      I have only read the first chapter of this book of poetry philosophical musings and already I am completely captivated by it It is not the sort of book to rush through it is that once and awhile rare gem that must be savoured.

    • Nick Seeger said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 10:32 AM

      An excellent exploration of the philosophical and poetic implications of wilderness and the appropriation of the other through the various effects of anthropocentrism, domestication and identification It was interesting to find that this collection of essays spent as much time musing on the wilderness of technology or tools as it did on birds or explicitly ecological concerns Above all, this was an enjoyable read with many anecdotes from the perspective of the author who is himself an avid birde [...]

    • Scott said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 10:32 AM

      This is the first collection of essays by Canadian nature poet extraordinaire Don McKay With this book, McKay contributes to a philosophical conversation about language and the world that some of his fellow poets had previously written about, such as Jan Zwicky, Tim Lilburn, and Dennis Lee Being a nature poet, McKay takes the natural world as his focus If the natural world is something that is Other to humanity, then how does the Self relate to this Other Increasingly, the relationship between h [...]

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