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2000 Poetry in Transit

The following is a listing of: the poet’s name, the title of the poem, the title of the book containing the poem, copyright date and publisher.



Baker, Winona, “Untitled”, Even A Stone Breathes, ©2000, Oolichan Books.

Buffam, Suzanne, “The Crosswalk”, breaking the surface, ©2000, Sono Nis Press.

Button, Margo, “Motorcycle Accident”, The Shadows Fall Behind, ©2000, Oolichan Books.

Compton, Wade, “MC”, 49th Parallel Psalm, ©1999, Arsenal Pulp Press.

Cookshaw, Marlene, “Nice Girls”, New Canadian Poetry, ©2000, Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

Donlon, John, “Our Mothers”, Green Man, ©1999, Ronsdale Press.

Friesen, Patrick, “the door”, Carrying the Shadow, ©1999, Beach Holme Publishing.

Gom, Leona, “Surviving”, The Collected Poems, ©1991, Sono Nis Press.

McNeil, Florence, “River Bank Thoughts”, A Company of Angels, ©1999, Ekstasis Editions.

Nevill, Sue, “strut”, All You Expect of the Road, ©2000, Beach Holme Publishing.

Parkin, Andrew, “Four Treasures”, Hong Kong Poems, ©1999, Ronsdale Press.

Roberts, Kevin, “Betrayal”, Cobalt 3, ©2000, Ronsdale Press.

Robertson, Lisa, “Eclogue Nine: History”, XEclogue, ©1999, New Star Books.

Spalding, Esta, “Bee Verse”, Lost August, ©1999, House of Anansi Press.

Spears, Heather, “Christmas at Christina Lake”, Poems Selected and New, ©1998, Wolsak and Wynn Publishers.

Thesen, Sharon, “Getting On With It”, News & Smoke, ©1999, Talon Books.

A Tribute to Al Purdy

Purdy, Al, “Say the Names”, Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy, ©2000, Harbour Publishing.