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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.