The Literary History of Saskatchewan

The Literary History of Saskatchewan

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Progressions presents another batch of erudite and entertainingessays on a variety of topics covering Saskatchewana€™s literarydevelopment, as well as tributes to some of the major con-tributors to that history, and a pictorial glimpse into the past.Writers stopped using typewriters, and even moved beyond theKaypro computer box for their compositions. The SaskatchewanSchool of the Arts was shut down, ending the Fort San writingexperience. But the Sage Hill Writing Experience quickly rose toreplace it. Saskatchewan literary presses really found their feet andpublished important and lasting books. A wave of new writersjoined the founders of the provincea€™s literary tradition. Respondingto this growth in the community, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Festival of Words in Moose Jaw came intobeing. The Saskatchewan writing community stormed out of the20th Century in a frenzy of creativity and accomplishment.Essay contributors to Volume 2 include Dave Margoshes, JeanetteLynes, Aritha Van Herk, Alison Calder and seven more. The elevenessays include such topics as a€œTo House or House Not: The NewSaskatchewan Women Poetsa€, a€œContemporary Nature Writing inSaskatchewana€, a€œFort San/Sage Hilla€ and a€œBrave and FoolishNonconformistsa€. In addition, literary tributes are offered for:Caroline Heath, Pat Krause, Martha Blum and Max Braithwaite.Nevertheless, the poems reflect on late-twenti- eth-century farm losses, as children run off to the city, Mennonites give ... Never one to stay in one place poetically, Dyck turned in Apostrophes to Myself (1987) to dolphin poems from/on /in theanbsp;...

Title:The Literary History of Saskatchewan
Author: David Carpenter
Publisher:Coteau Books - 2014-02-01

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