Writer as Critic Series
All titles in the Writer as Critic Series are published by NeWest Press. For more information, or to order any of the titles, please click here
Founded and edited by Smaro Kamboureli.
In Flux: Transnational Shifts in Asian Canadian Writing
by Roy Miki (2011)
In this collection of essays edited by the University of Guelph’s Smaro Kambourelli, Roy Miki—poet, scholar, and member of the Order of Canada—investigates the shifting currents of citizenship, globalization, and cultural practices facing Asian Canadians today through the connections of place and identity that have been forged through our developing national literature.
My Beloved Wager
by Erin Moure (2009)
Edited by Smaro Kamboureli, My Beloved Wager gathers essays by noted poet and translator Erín Moure, and records a quarter century of writing practice emerging from a city of exhilarating poetic and translatory possibility: Montreal. In her essays and linguistic-sculptural interventions on what poetry makes possible, Moure reveals why she has placed her bets on poetry as life. In these works, the richness of poetry is laid bare as Moure challenges us to think more deeply about who we are as speakers, readers, writers, and citizens of the world.
So this is the world and here I am in it
by Di Brandt (2007)
So this is the world and here I am in it is a stunning collection of creative essays by poet and critic Di Brandt. Written over a period of ten years, these essays circle around questions of exile and violence, eros and wildness, land and mentoring, home and language. They are experimental engagements with a lively array of personal and cultural memories, of places ranging from Winnipeg and Windsor to Berlin, Germany, of joyfully unruly characters in Canadian fiction, of the esoteric lives of Mennonites, honeybees, and twins.
Other Books In The Writer As Critic Series:
- Apocrypha, by Stan Dragland (2003)
- Lyric/Anti-Lyric, by Douglas Barbour (2001)
- Faking It, by Fred Wah (2000)
- Readings From The Labyrinth, by Daphne Marlatt (1998)
- Nothing But Brush Stokes, by Phyllis Webb (1995)
- Canadian Literary Power, by Frank Davey (1994)
- In Visible Ink, by Aritha Van Herk (1991)
- Signature Event Cantext, by Stphen Scobie (1989)
- Imaginary Hand, by George Bowering (1987)