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Writing the Terrain: Travelling Through Alberta with the Poets

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:27am

Robert Stamp (Editor)
978-1-55238-482-4 (Institutional PDF)
$29.95 CAD / $34.95 USD
302 pages
11 maps, index
August 2005


About the Book: 

Take a trip through Alberta with some of Canada's finest established and emerging poets as your guides. Writing the Terrain is the first anthology dedicated solely to the poetry of the Alberta landscape and cityscape, by authors who have travelled the main roads, back roads, and gravel roads of this vast province. This collection offers a series of poetic journeys through Calgary and Edmonton, through the foothills, the badlands, the Rockies, the central parklands, and the northern boreal forests. Following in the Canadian literary tradition of "preoccupation with place" these are poems that demonstrate a response to the landscape and ponder its effect on the body, mind, and spirit.

About the Author(s): 

Robert M. Stamp is a Calgary author who has published both prose and poetry. He earned a master's degree in history from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario.

Winner, Best Cover Design, 2006 Alberta Book Awards (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)