Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-vii

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, poetry in Canada—writing and publishing it, reading and thinking about it—finds itself in a strangely conflicted place.We have many strong poets continuing to produce exciting new work, and there is still a small audience for poetry; ...

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Biographical Note

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pp. viii-viii

As a poet, editor, anthologist, publisher, critic, translator, and professor, Louis Dudek was one of Canada’s most important and influential cultural workers. Dudek was born in Montreal, February 6, 1918. He graduated from McGill University with a BA in English and History and, after working briefly as an advertising copywriter ...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xx

A major figure in Canadian modernism, Louis Dudek began his poetic career experimenting with the shorter imagist poem before producing what Robin Blaser has called “some of the most extraordinary long poems in the modern canon” (7). It was long poems like Europe (1954), ...

Part One: On Poetry and Profession

Functional Poetry: A Proposal

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pp. 3-10

Theory of Art

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pp. 11-11

What we Profess

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pp. 12-12

Lesson

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pp. 13-13

It Is An Art

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pp. 14-14

Hellcats in Heaven (Report on the book Cerberus)

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pp. 15-15

Kingston Conference

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pp. 16-16

Poetry Reading

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pp. 17-17

Line and Form

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pp. 18-19

“Europe” at Sea

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pp. 20-20

Poetry

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pp. 21-21

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Advice to a Young Poet

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pp. 22-22

Your genius is hidden from you. You belch, you fart, you utter stupidities: gradually you eliminate these as not relevant to what you have to do. Discover where your real power lies. It is yours. Slowly you must bring out the hidden character of your work and discover yourself. ...

The Retired Professor

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pp. 23-23

Old Books

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pp. 24-24

Part Two: Dedications and Intertexts

For E.P.

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pp. 27-27

Kosmos: The Greek World

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pp. 28-28

Emily Dickinson

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pp. 29-29

James Reaney’s Dream Inside a Dream, or The Freudian Wish

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pp. 30-30

Irving Layton’s Poem in Early Spring

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pp. 31-31

Rich Man’s Paradise

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pp. 32-32

Quebec Religious Hospital

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pp. 33-33

Carman’s Last Home

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pp. 34-34

Europe Without Baedeker But with Pound

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pp. 35-35

Tar and Feathers

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pp. 36-37

Reply to Envious Arthur

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pp. 38-39

The Progress of Satire

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pp. 40-40

The Demolitions

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pp. 41-42

A Note for Leonard Cohen

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pp. 43-43

Tao

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pp. 44-44

For Ron Everson

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pp. 45-45

Proust

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pp. 46-46

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Homosexuality

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pp. 47-47

If you think homosexuality is a perversion, an abnormality in nature, then you will have very great difficulty in acknowledging some great artists as representatives of humanity: Leonardo daVinci,Michelangelo, Shakespeare, ...

For William Carlos Williams

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pp. 48-48

Part Three: Long Poems

from Europe (Fragment 95)

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pp. 51-51

from En México

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pp. 52-56

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Afterword

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pp. 57-62

All these roads”—the phrase not only accurately notes the numerous journeys any editor of Louis Dudek’s poetry must undertake but also the persistently divergent and intertextual quality of both Dudek’s writings and literary life.When Dudek encountered roads that diverged—in woods of any colour— it did not occur to him that one road necessarily could be not taken. In his writing generally, ...

Acknowledgements

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pp. 63-66