About the Series
Launched in 2008 by Tightrope Books, the Best Canadian Poetry Series features fifty Canadian poets annually, drawn from Canadian literary journals magazines, both print and on-line. Each year, a distinguished guest editor (2008, Stephanie Bolster; 2009, A.F. Moritz; 2010, Lorna Crozier; 2011, Priscila Uppal; 2012, Carmine Starnino; 2013, Sue Goyette; 2014, Sonnet L’Abbé; Jacob McArthur Mooney, 2015, Helen Humphreys, 2016) selects the poems based on their intellectual, artistic, or inventive merit. The editorial taste changes with each new volume. A special “best of the best” tenth anniversary edition is being released in the fall of 2017.
The series thrives under the stewardship of acclaimed series editor Molly Peacock and assistant series editor Anita Lahey and ushers readers into the heart of the diverse Canadian poetry scene. The anthology is a must-read for anyone with a stake or interest in contemporary Canadian literature.
About the Series Editors
Assistant Series Editor
Anita Lahey is a poet, journalist, reviewer and essayist. She is the author of The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture (Palimpsest Press, 2013) and of two Véhicule Press poetry collections: Out to Dry in Cape Breton (2006) and Spinning Side Kick (2011). The former was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Anita is a former editor of Arc Poetry Magazine, and posts occasionally on her blog, Henrietta & Me: People and other wonders found in books.
Molly Peacock is a widely anthologized poet who writes biography, memoir, and fiction. Her newest book of poetry is The Analyst, poems about psychoanalysis, poetry, and painting, from W.W. Norton and Biblioasis. She is also the author of Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions, with illustrations by Kara Kosaka and The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, both from McClelland and Stewart.