Plans Deranged by Time
The Poetry of George Fetherling
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Series: Laurier Poetry
Table of Contents
Early in 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; but increasingly, poetry is becoming...
George Fetherling, a wide-ranging and prolific figure in Canadian literature, was born in 1949 and has lived and worked as a writer in London, New York, and, for the past forty-five years, Toronto, the city with which he is most closely identified. He began publishing poetry in the mid-1960s and works in...
One of the archetypal characters of the modern imagination is the impeccable but threadbare man glimpsed moving through the crowds, scarcely a shadow, or walking along a wall, nearly merging with the twilight: a mysterious character who, if encountered, reveals a combination of the aristocratic mind, the...
Harry’s New York Bar in Paris
Border Catechism (excerpts)
The Dark Grid
The Six O’Clock News from Buffalo
Moving towards the Vertical Horizon (excerpts)
Memorandum for the File
Beginning with North
The View Keeps Reminding Us of Flags
With the Name Goes Great Responsibility
Opportunities for Redemption
Chinese Anthology (excerpts)
Old Chinese Poem
Letter Two (excerpt)
Singer, An Elegy (excerpts)
First Signs of Wartime Spring
Confusion of Themes Not of Motives
Kenneth Rexroth made a statement in an essay of his that I don’t seem able to pinpoint right now in any of his numerous books. As it is an observation I’ve always admired for its wisdom and insight, I will assume the risk of paraphrasing it as accurately as I can. He said that when African-American musicians travelled...