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The LRC’s "Most Memorable Poems" List (parts one and two)

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The LRC’s "Most Memorable Poems" List (parts one and two)

In April, the Literary Review of Canada asked contributors to the journal to "name and describe the most memorable Canadian poem they knew." The list was so extensive that the LRC had to publish it in two parts. Part One, “Atwood to Lowry, plus Anonymous,” was published in April, and Part Two, “MacEwen to Webb,” was published this month. You can read the contributors descriptions of the poems they nominated at the LRC online. The purpose of the list is to “send you running to your poetry anthologies, bookstores, the internet or the library to reread — or perhaps read for the first time — some of Canada’s most memorable poems.”

Should the list also inspire you to discover fresh new Canadian poetry, there are some readings in Toronto that you'll want to check out. The Insomniac Press/ Punchy Writers Spring Poetry Launch for The Debaucher by Jason Camlot, The Red Element by Catherine Graham and Dead Cars in Managua by Stuart Ross is at Dora Keogh Traditional Irish Pub on Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. Jacob McArthur Mooney (The New Layman’s Almanac), Kurt Zubatiuk (Ekstasis) and Domenico Capilongo (I Thought Elvis was Italian) are reading at the IV Lounge Reading Series on Friday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m.

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