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Scree : The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962-1991 (Hardcover) (Fred Wah)

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Fred Wah’s career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations.Scree collects Wah’s concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s. Fred was a founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped turn Canadian poetry, in the West in particular, to a focus on language. He has said that his writing has been sustained, primarily, by two interests: racial hybridity and the local.”Most of Wah’s early work is out of print. This collection allows readers to (re)discover this groundbreaking work. The volume contains:Lardeau (1965)Mountain (1967)Among (1972)Tree (1972)Earth (1974)Pictograms from the Interior of B.C. (1975)Loki Is Buried at Smoky Creek (1980)Owner’s Manual (1981)Breathin’ My Name with a Sigh (1981)Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail (1982)Waiting for Saskatchewan (1985)Rooftops (1988)So Far (1991)The collection has been organized according to a chronology of composition (rather than a chronology of original publication): this reveals new connections and thematic trajectories in the body of work as a whole, and makes the book an eminently teachable” volume. The book includes full-colour facsimiles of two early books, Earth andTree, reproduced to show the "hands-on" object-based aspect of chapbook publishing.

Scree offers the definitive compendium of Fred Wah's early poetic reflections on ethnicity, racial hybridity, language, and the local.

A founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped turned Canadian poetry for the first time to a focus on language, Fred Wah's career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations.Scree collects Wah's concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s.

Fred Wah is the author of seventeen books of poetry. He served as Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate (20112013) and has mentored a generation of exciting new poets.

Jeff Derksen is a founding member of the Kootenay School of Writing.

Number of Pages: 633
Genre: Poetry, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Canadian
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Fred Wah
Language: English
Street Date: February 2, 2016
TCIN: 24001382
UPC: 9780889229471
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8680
$33.96
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